On the initiative of VDE|DKE and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the eight major international standardization organizations have now founded the Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS) in Vienna.
"The development of AI in autonomous systems is progressing rapidly. This is precisely why we must now transparently anchor ethical aspects in the standardization of autonomous and intelligent systems," Michael Teigeler, Managing Director of VDE|DKE, explains the founding of the global forum. The technology association VDE has set itself the goal of placing the benefit of AI for people in the foreground. "We see AI as a great opportunity and welcome the initiative of the Federal Government. But we also see that we are in a time of upheaval, similar to 125 years ago, when electrical engineering fundamentally changed industrial processes and their upheavals led to the founding of VDE," adds Ansgar Hinz, CEO of VDE.
Within the framework of OCEANIS, the standardization organizations worldwide want to work closely together to develop technical solutions that can be applied locally and globally and provide orientation for business, politics, and society. The VDE contributes its know-how in technology and innovation support. "The founding idea of the VDE applies today more than ever - with standardization, with scientific expertise, and a broad social dialogue to educate society not only about the use of artificial intelligence, but to support it in overcoming fears", Hinz explains the commitment to OCEANIS.