AI Standardisation: Challenges & Opportunities on AI & Emerging Technologies - SME perspectives

AI Standardisation: Challenges & Opportunities

AI & Emerging Technologies - SME perspectives

Workshop Series #3
11 July 2024 | 11:00-12:30 CEST




The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain technologies presents new standardisation challenges for SMEs in Europe, requiring a proactive approach in adapting to evolving needs and requirements such as the AI Act. These challenges include addressing issues related to transparency, accountability, and data privacy, and ensuring that AI systems align with societal values. In parallel, a rapid evolution of blockchain technologies brings the need to ensure interoperability and maintain the security of their transactions. SMEs face the task of navigating the evolving landscape of blockchain standards to ensure the integrity and efficiency of their operations. 

This workshop will focus on discussing SME needs and concerns in alignment with the application of the AI Act in the near future and the development of new standards.



11:00 - 11:05 Introduction, Maria Giuffrida,

11:05 - 12:00  Standardisation in AI and the SME challenges

Emilia Tantar - CEN-CLC JTC 21 

Olivier Blais - ISO/IEC JTC1/SC42 

Rania Wazir, Austria NSB and Co founder of Leiwand.AI 

Cedric Gouy-Pailler, KINAITICS Project

12:00 - Panel discussion moderated by Isabel Caetano, IPQ, Chair of the Technical Committee for AI and Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire

12:30 - Wrap-up and conclusions


AI Standardisation: Challenges & Opportunities on AI & Emerging Technologies