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AI – Made in GermanyGerman Standardization Roadmap AI published: Recommendations for action in standardization of artificial intelligence

(2020-11-30)  The German Institute for Standardization (DIN), the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) today presented the German Standardization Roadmap AI to the public at the Federal Government's Digital Summit. The 200-page roadmap provides recommendations for action in the field of artificial intelligence standardization. “With the Standardization Roadmap AI, we are implementing a key measure of the Federal Government's AI strategy. Standards and specifications ensure a seamless collaboration and trust in AI systems and pave the way for ‘AI - Made in Germany’”, says Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. The recommendations for action for AI standardization are the result of about a year of concentrated work: Since October 2019, 300 experts from industry, science, the public sector and civil society have jointly developed the document. A high-level ... More 

Artificial intelligence requires standards and specifications Successful kick-off event for AI Standardization Roadmap

(2019-10-16)  How can standards help ensure that artificial intelligence works safely and dependably for us in the future? The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and VDE/DKE discussed exactly this question at the kick-off event for the Standardization Roadmap on Artificial Intelligence, along with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and more than 300 experts and stakeholders from industry, politics, the scientific research community and society as a whole. Key element of the German government’s AI strategy “Artificial intelligence is a key technology that holds enormous potential for German industry. Yet in order to further advance “AI made in Germany”, we need reliable standards and specifications. The standardization roadmap will make an important contribution toward this goal. This is also the aim of the Federal Government’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy," explained Dr. Ulrich Nussbaum, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs ... More 

Participants in the first meeting of the steering committee on 1 August 2019 founded a steering group for the development of a Standardization Roadmap on Artificial Intelligence.

Setting the course for the AI Roadmap

(2019-08-02)  German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and leading figures from industry, politics, science and representatives of civil society found steering group On August 1, leading figures from industry, politics, science and representatives of civil society, together with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), founded a steering group for the Standardization Roadmap on Artificial Intelligence (AI), thus paving the way for the expansion of Germany as an AI hub. Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, Chief Executive Advisor of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), will be the head of the steering group. There is a need for action when it comes to transferring research results into applications, building trust and being able to articulate AI applications clearly. Standards and specifications play a central role when addressing these issues and will ... More 

DIN to develop AI standardization roadmap

(2019-05-14)  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. The standardization roadmap will provide an overview of existing standards and specifications dealing with aspects of AI, and also make recommendations in areas where it sees a need for action. It is being developed by stakeholders from business, science, government and civil society. DIN is orchestrating this dialogue as a neutral platform. The roadmap will play an important role in asserting Germany’s position at the European and international level. It is a step that will implement the AI strategy of the Federal Republic, for field of action no. 10, as outlined in the strategy document, expressly deals with “Setting standards”. The roadmap is being developed in an open and transparent process. More 

Ensuring AI quality

(2019-03-29)  Newly published: DIN SPEC 92001-1 on the quality of AI modules Just in time for the Hanover Fair, DIN presented the new DIN SPEC 92001-1, Artificial Intelligence – Life Cycle Processes and Quality Requirements – Part 1: Quality Metamodel. This DIN SPEC aims to ensure the quality of AI throughout its entire life cycle using a uniform concept. To this end, it defines a quality metamodel that comprises and combines all key aspects of AI quality. Special focus is placed on the individual phases in the life cycle of AI modules; these can have certain quality requirements assigned to them. Particularly in the conception and development stages, for example, it is important to prevent bias when information is processed. In addition, the metamodel identifies the three quality pillars that are the goals central to quality assurance: functionality and performance, robustness and comprehensibility. It also establishes the components of an AI module that are relevant to its quality, such as ... More 

Pioneering Industrie 4.0

(2019-03-28)  Introduction of DIN SPEC 92222, Reference Model for Industrial Cloud Federation DIN SPEC 92222 Reference Model for Industrial Cloud Federation, completed in time for the Hanover Fair, was presented to guests in Hall 8, Stand E30. This specification has sparked a great deal of interest among experts involved in Industrie 4.0. It specifies requirements for standardized communication between machines or edge components and the centralized IT infrastructure. It also addresses communication across company boundaries between different cloud systems. DIN SPEC 92222 thereby contributes to ensuring that the flow of data is manufacturer independent and gives innovations and data-driven Industrie 4.0 business models a coherent framework. DIN SPEC 92222 unifies many stakeholders In Industrie 4.0, machines or systems operators have to make their equipment data available to many external companies; for example, in order to predict maintenance times as accurately as possible or enable billing ... More