reliability

  • Achieving trustworthy AI with standards

    8 June 2020 by Antoinette Price
    Artificial intelligence (AI) systems promise to bring many benefits, however considerations in the area of trust, ethics and societal concerns stemming from the application domain, business requirements, regulatory...
  • Long and winding wires

    15 June 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Millions of kilometres of winding wires are produced every day – enough to go around the earth at least ten times! IEC Standards make sure they are used safely in millions of devices. They also pave the way for future...
  • Healthcare needs doctors and machines

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine being able to predict medical conditions in healthy people and take steps to prevent them before symptoms develop, or having fully autonomous systems monitor critical patients in intensive care units instead of...
  • A common language for IoT

    15 May 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of everything: the technology is impacting a huge number of sectors, from the transmission and distribution of electricity to the devices we use in our cities...
  • Smart, safe and reliable

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Inventions of past centuries have paved the way for today’s technological innovations. This is the case for many of the electronic components that we use so liberally today. The Leyden Jar, for instance, is the ancestor...
  • A new kind or training

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has its origins in the military, and later gaming industries. Many sectors use VR applications to improve business and enhance workplace safety. Some examples include aerospace...
  • May 2017 nominations

    21 April 2017 by Amy Bionda
    The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has nominated a new Chair who began his term in May 2017.
  • Virtual training for real situations

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and...
  • Are we driving or ride sharing?

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In the next decade, cars will be well on the way to, or have reached the goal of becoming fully self-driving. As the industry continues to develop new levels of autonomous vehicles, the whole notion of personal transport...
  • Nailing safety

    21 March 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Power tools are lighter, perform better and last longer, thanks to improved cordless battery technology, benefiting professionals in manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and construction, and amateurs alike. This booming...
  • Obituary - Wayne Paul Klug

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the passing of Wayne P. Klug on 25 January 2017, at the age of 56, after a long-lasting fight with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Nancy and three daughters.
  • A certificate in record time

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Demand for the use of solid state technology for general and specific lighting applications continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in particular, on the market since the early 1960s, have...