Artificial Intelligence is inconceivable without standards and specifications
In order for artificial intelligence (AI) systems to work safely and reliably for us in the future, standards and specifications are indispensable. DIN supports scientists, policymakers, industry and society in strengthening Germany’s role on the international AI market to provide the best solutions and products and in creating innovation-friendly framework conditions for the technology of the future.
What is the task of standardization in the AI sector?
It is up to standardization to actively structure the AI landscape and, together with experts and stakeholders, create a clear framework for action for everyone involved. The key driving forces are science, politics, industry and, to an ever increasing degree, society at large. Working in cooperation with our experts including AI developers, representatives from government and business, but also theologists and philosophers, we are examining many different issues raised by AI.
AI projects at DIN
At the start of 2018 the interdisciplinary DIN Working Committee “Artificial Intelligence” was founded. DIN is currently beginning the process of drafting an Artificial Intelligence roadmap. The aim is to act quickly to create a framework for action for standardization that will strengthen the global competitiveness of German industry and make European values the global benchmark. Futhermore, in cooperation with DKE, we are currently working on a roadmap sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on ethical aspects in standardization of AI to be used in autonomous machinery and vehicles. Currently two DIN SPECs dealing with AI are also being developed.