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National AI Standards Hub goes live


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The AI Standards Hub has been formally launched today under the leadership of the Alan Turing Institute with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

It is based on four pillars of work designed to address challenges faced by stakeholders in navigating the evolving landscape of AI standardisation and aims to increase the UK’s contribution to the development of international standards for AI. 

The pillars comprise: observatory, with interactive libraries of AI related standards; community and collaboration, for the exchange of ideas and problem solving; knowledge and training; and research and analysis.

Resources include an interactive online platform for users to keep track of existing AI standardisation efforts and related policy developments, to gain knowledge about developing and using standards, and to engage with other users through a range of community features.  

The Hub will also run a pursue a programme of community building, engagement, and research around the challenges of AI trustworthiness and the role of standards in addressing them.

Tools and knowledge

It has been created as part of the National AI Strategy and is aimed at ensuring that industry, regulators, civil society and academic researchers have the tools and knowledge to contribute to the development of standards for the trustworthy and responsible use of AI.  

Sir Adrian Smith, director and chief executive of The Alan Turing Institute, said: “As artificial intelligence technologies play an increasingly crucial role across all sectors it’s vital that the development and use of these technologies adheres to commonly agreed and ethically sound standards.

“This is why our new initiative is so important - it will support innovation and ensure that organisations and people are using AI responsibly. We look forward to working closely with our partners to continue to build and engage an inclusive community around AI standardisation.” 

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