JTC 1

  • Setting standards for the future of quantum computers

    3 August 2020 by Michael A Mullane
    Quantum computing is a relatively young technology that promises to spearhead a wave of disruption that will transform the way we we live and work. Governments, universities and corporations are investing billions into...
  • Protecting assets

    15 February 2020 by Claire Marchand
    It is reasonable to say that companies, whether small- or medium-size, multinationals, industrial or service-oriented, that are technology-driven are exposed to security and privacy threats. While state-of-the-art...
  • Machine readable emotions

    15 February 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    The science fiction movie Her tells the story of a man who falls in love with the virtual assistant on his computer’s operating system. The assistant is personified through a female voice and, using artificial...
  • The complexities of communicating with machines

    15 February 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Our lives are surrounded by machines for tasks ranging from the mundane to the complex. We rely on them to help us with our daily chores and to make better choices. They allow us to communicate with friends and...
  • 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.
  • Making plans for the IoT

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What is in the future for IoT standardization? François Coallier, who leads the work by IEC and ISO in this wide-reaching area, answers some of our questions.
  • Robots in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19

    15 February 2020 by Michael A. Mullane and Catherine Bischofberger
    A recent article in Science Robotics suggests that robots could be effective resources in combating COVID-19. They can be used for disinfection, to deliver medicine and food and measure vital signs. A hospital at the...
  • 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.
  • New standard will enable trustworthy mobile driving licence

    15 January 2020 by Antoinette Price
    Reserve a table, purchase a plane ticket, pay a bill and receive all confirmations, tickets and receipts electronically. We’ve grown accustomed to the convenience and ease of carrying out many paperless transactions on...
  • Trend setter

    15 January 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What lies in the future for IEC Technical Committee 100? Ulrike Haltrich, its new Chair, gives us a preview.
  • 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...