New hub launched to test AI standards

The Alan Turing Institute has been selected to lead a pilot AI Standards Hub, set to work closely with members of the AI community.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sports announced a pilot of a new AI Standards Hub today, which will be led by the Alan Turing Institute. With support from the British Standards Institute and the National Physical Laboratory, who are bringing expertise in developing standards,  the aim for the Hub is to improve AI governance and ultimately boost investment in UK AI.

The Hub was originally announced in the UK National AI Strategy, released in September last year, and has among its priorities to engagement with the creation of technical standards more engaging and accessible, by for example creating training material to help businesses understand how to get involved. It was also announced that the Hub will seek to bring together members of the AI community in workshops, events and through a new online platform.

Technical standards are set to play a significant role in AI governance and regulation approaches, as already evident in the EU AI Act currently going being discussed in the European Parliament and Council, and it is essential that the voice of industry is represented as AI standards are developed and tested. The collaborative approach set out in today’s Hub launch is therefore hugely welcome, and techUK looks forward to working with the new Hub to engage as many members as possible in the work to develop AI standards.

Emilie Sundorph

Emilie Sundorph

Programme Manager, Digital Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, techUK

Emilie joined techUK in June 2021 as the Programme Manager for Digital Ethics & AI.

Prior to techUK, she worked as the Policy Manager at the education charity Teach First and as a Researcher at the Westminster think tank Reform. She is passionate about the potential of technology to change people's lives for the better, and working with the tech industry, the public sector and citizens to achieve this.

Emilie holds a master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE. In her spare time she is currently trying to learn Persian and improve her table tennis skills.

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