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National Experts Sought for New Standards Committee on Artificial Intelligence: ISO/IEC JTC 1, Subcommittee 42


ANSI holds the secretariat of the new committee

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks national experts to participate in a newly formed international standardization committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) - International Organization for Standardization / International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, Subcommittee (SC) 42. ANSI is the U.S. member body to ISO, and the IEC, via the U.S. National Committee.

The new committee is intended to serve as the focus for ISO/IEC JTC 1's standardization program on AI and will provide guidance to other JTC 1, IEC, and ISO committees that are developing AI applications.

"ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 is a first of its kind standardization committee looking at the full AI IT ecosystem," said Wael William Diab, chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 and senior director at Huawei. "Artificial Intelligence is expected to play a crucial role in a number of fields from consumer to enterprise and a variety of different verticals such as Industrial IoT."

One of the largest and most prolific technical committees in the international standardization community, ISO/IEC JTC 1 has been directly responsible for 3,000 published ISO standards, with almost 600 currently under development. Its work in standardization also encompasses 21 additional subcommittees that make a tremendous impact on the global information and communications technology industry.

"Standardization in the area of Artificial Intelligence is an important addition to the extensive work program of ISO/IEC JTC 1," said Phil Wennblom, Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1 and a senior director at Intel. "With the formation of JTC 1/SC 42, JTC 1 is ready to lead the development of standards for this important, emerging area of information technology."

The first meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 will be held April 18-20, 2018, in Beijing, China. Questions about SC 42 can be directed to Heather Benko, SC 42 secretary ([email protected]). U.S. experts who are interested in joining the U.S. TAG to JTC 1/SC 42 should contact the TAG Administrator, INCITS ([email protected]).

For more information on JTC 1, see ANSI's recent coverage: ANSI Celebrates 30 Years of ISO/IEC JTC 1 Achievements in Information and Communication Technology.

About JTC 1

Now in its 30th year, ISO/IEC JTC 1 has addressed the rapidly changing standardization requirements of the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry, speeding the developmental process and the wide deployment of relevant standards.

The U.S plays a leading role in JTC 1, with ANSI, the U.S. member body to ISO, serving as secretariat. Phil Wennblom of Intel chairs the committee on behalf of the United States.


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