DIN and DKE published the second edition of the German Standardization Roadmap on Artificial Intelligence

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) of DIN and VDE now published the English versions of the German Standardization Roadmap on AI (2nd edition).

The roadmap is part of the German government's AI Strategy and was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The roadmap updates the results of the first edition and presents an expanded and updated analysis of the current state of and need for international standards for AI.


This forms the basis to establish a globally recognized seal of approval for trustworthy technology. Six overarching recommendations for action and more than 100 standardization needs were formulated with the active participation of more than 570 experts from industry, science, civil society, and politics. In addition to the previous key topics from the first edition such as fundamentals, security/safety, testing and certification, industrial automation, mobility as well as medicine, the 2nd edition also focuses on the new aspects of sociotechnical systems, financial services, and energy/environment.


Essential support for the planned AI ACT


Artificial intelligence is a powerful technology that is developing rapidly. This offers huge opportunities, but also poses risks. Therefore, the European Commission wants to regulate artificial intelligence more closely: Stricter requirements for AI systems will apply across the EU in the future. With the planned Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) the EU is responding to that need. This legal framework attributes a central role to standards pertaining to high-risk AI applications: Requirements for AI systems, such as transparency, robustness and accuracy, are to be technically specified through harmonized European Standards.


The 2nd edition of the Standardization Roadmap is of particular importance in achieving these goals by identifying concrete needs for standards that need to be developed for the implementation of the planned AI Act. From the technical view the roadmap supports protection against distortion, discrimination, and manipulation and thus a use of AI that is in line with European values.


With the German Standardization Roadmap on AI, standardization needs are identified with the aim of feeding them into the European and international standardization bodies.


For further questions please contact: Filiz Elmas, Head of Strategic Development Artificial Intelligence.


Giovanni COLLOT


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