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12/10/2018
ANSI News
Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

CTA Publishes White Paper on Artificial Intelligence
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has released its second white paper on use cases in artificial intelligence.

Use Cases in Artificial Intelligencewas developed by CTA's Technology Council, a leadership caucus for CTO-level executives at CTA's member companies. The paper delves into AI's application in a range of industries, exploring security, health and wellness, digital assistants, content, and self-driving vehicles.Prior to this paper, CTA publishedWhat is Artificial Intelligence?, a white paper that explores components of AI, including deep learning, natural language processing, and explainable AI.

NACE Launches New Publication on Corrosion News for the Water and Wastewater Sector
NACE International, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has announced a new digital publication on corrosion-related news for the water and wastewater sector.WaterCorris intended for professionals whose work mitigates corrosion on assets such as dams, aqueducts, tunnels, transmission and collection pipelines, water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, distribution pipelines, and storage reservoirs. The first issue will cover cathodic protection on existing water utilities, water tank repair, and insulation coatings on piping at a treatment plant.

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NECA Emphasizes Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has published a reminder for all readers that carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are critical to have in the home for your family's health.NECA states that only about 50 percent of homes in America that use a fuel burning appliance like a gas water heater, gas clothes dryer, or gas cooktop/oven, or a gas-powered vehicle in an attached garage, have an approved CO detector installed and operating. Without a CO detector to alert of unsafe levels of this colorless, odorless gas, individuals may develop chronic conditions from long-time exposure of low levels of CO, or acute conditions from short-term exposure to a large level of CO.

Read the
9 Safety AbsolutesandWhat To Do If You Are In A Stalled Elevatoron NEII's website.



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