artificial intelligence

  • The Intelligence of Things

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    For many experts, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the Intelligence of Things during the coming decade, improving and disrupting our lives in equal measure.
  • IEC and ISO committee on AI expands programme of work

    15 January 2020 by Antoinette Price
    IEC and ISO develop international standards for AI. SC 42, the joint committee of IEC and ISO tasked with this work, recently approved new standards projects in the areas of trustworthiness and computational methods.
  • A holistic ecosystem approach to AI

    15 January 2020 by Wael William Diab, Chair ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42: Artificial intelligence
    Historically, IT systems and their governing standards were based on well understood environments. Early approaches emphasized performance for a specific problem definition. For instance, going back a few decades, the...
  • Brain power

    15 January 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons which together can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb. Scientists, researchers as well as forward-looking tech companies are...
  • Disruptive technologies and positive change

    15 June 2019 by Michael A. Mullane
    This is an edited excerpt from a new OCEANIS (open community for ethics in autonomous and intelligent systems) think piece about the role of standards in developing the dependability and trustworthiness of AI-related...
  • Answers in the cloud

    15 May 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Cloud computing has taken the IT industry by storm. Estimated at USD 24.6 billion in 2010, cloud computing has already surpassed USD 100 billion and is expected to reach USD 150 billion by the end of 2020.
  • Mind games

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The medical profession is resorting to virtual reality, telemedecine and artificial intelligence (AI) to treat mental illness. These technologies improve the access to patients and the results are more than encouraging.
  • Balancing privacy, security and convenience in mobile devices

    15 February 2019 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119: Printed electronics
    Mobile devices have rapidly changed society and the way in which we interact and exchange information. For example, the mobile phone has rapidly evolved from being purely a telephone to the complex smartphone systems of...
  • Women still gotta fight!

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 29% of those in science research and...
  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves...
  • Rethinking the healthcare ecosystem

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Today, for many, technology is an inextricable part of life and healthcare. Friendly robots administer daily medications; algorithms diagnose diseases more accurately than top specialists, and a doctor’s appointment can...
  • Who needs AI

    15 January 2019 by Mike Mullane
    Ignore the recent media reports about the failings of AI devices, from disappointing gadgets on show at the CES to malfunctioning hotel bots. Some of the stories are very funny, but all they tell us is that the...
  • Robot cars

    15 January 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming cars into friendly robots. The Las Vegas tech fest, which took place in January, offered tantalizing glimpses into the future for automotive vehicles.
  • How safe is your car from hackers?

    15 February 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    IHS Markit predicts that more than 70 million connected cars will be on the road by 2023. Connected cars enable drivers to receive updated traffic information, send messages or access personalized entertainment systems...
  • Fly me to the sky

    15 February 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New technology is revolutionizing the way we will consider transport in the near future. Flying cars are one of the options on the cards and a number of IEC Standards can help the various industries involved.
  • CES technology trends for 2018

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Early on each New Year, technology companies gather in Las Vegas for the annual CES show. The 2018 edition brought together 3900 exhibitors displaying their latest developments. Analysts from the show organizer, the...
  • The future's intelligent

    15 January 2018 by Zoë Smart
    The beginning of the year is always a time for predictions and wild speculation about what the next 12 months have in store for humankind. This is particularly the case in the technology sector where shows such as the...
  • The influence of weather and geography

    21 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    The Open Session of the 81st IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok focused on the geographical and climatic features that influence the requirements and reliability of electrical and electronic devices as well as on the...

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