Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS)


New technology comes with unknown obstacles and unintended risks requiring accountable design and lifecycle planning to ensure responsible innovation. As artificial intelligence, autonomous intelligent systems (AIS), machine learning, autonomous vehicles, and robotics advance at a rapid pace, careful considerations need to be made during development and implementation regarding humanity. At IEEE SA, our global community has developed resources and standards globally recognized in the area of applied ethics and systems engineering and continue to develop accessible and sustainable approaches and solutions for pragmatic application of AIS principles and frameworks. IEEE SA offers standards, training and education, certification programs, and more, to empower stakeholders designing, developing, and using Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS). Global participation is encouraged to offer the broadest regional and cultural perspectives required to best contextualize how AIS systems can avoid risk and offer greatest benefit in operation.


Programs and Services

Artificial Intelligence Systems

AIS Certification

IEEE CertifAIEd™ is a certification program for assessing ethics of Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS) to help protect, differentiate, and grow product adoption. The resulting certificate and mark demonstrates the organization’s effort to deliver a solution with a more trustworthy AIS experience to their users.

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Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Design Course Program

This educational program offers 10 courses focused on ethics in design of artificial intelligence systems.

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New Program for Free Access to AI Ethics and Governance Standards

Program brings socio-technical standards providing guidance and considerations to aid the development of trustworthy AI to the global community at no cost.

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Learn more about how to engage with AIS related Communities and Industry Connections Programs.

The Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

This community’s mission is to ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are advanced for the benefit of humanity via publications like Ethically Aligned Design and the IEEE 7000 series.

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Pre-Standardization Activities On Industrial AI

Industrial AIS differs from consumer AIS applications. Participants from large and small corporations, academia, industry, and government agencies collaborate to identify possible overlaps between industrial automation and industrial AI requirements and identify potential gaps that need to be bridged by new standards.

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AI Systems Governance for Cities

The goal of the AI-Driven Innovation for Cities and People Team is to provide cities a mechanism to support responsible AIS innovation through proper governance mechanisms.

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The Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS)

Socio-technical standards can elevate and further the development of AIS solutions. This forum offers collaboration between relevant national and international organizations to foster locally and globally applicable solutions that support technical, business, and policy decisions.

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Children's Tech Design Governance

A group of key industry, government, and policy stakeholders focus on developing standards and establishing frameworks and processes for age appropriate digital services and protecting children’s data.

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Measurementality Series
Measurementality, is a series of podcasts, webinars, and reports created by IEEE SA in collaboration with The Radical AI Podcast and explores what measurements of success we’re optimizing for AIS development.
Webinar: Is it Technically Possible to Make the World Age Appropriate
Today, one in three people online is under 18. There is an urgent need to address the vulnerabilities and evolving capacities associated with children and their online experiences.
IEEE Course Program on AI Standards
The purpose of this course series is to provide instructions for a comprehensive approach to creating ethical and responsible digital ecosystems.
IEEE Course Program on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Design
Responsible artificial intelligence, law, compliance, and ethics in artificial intelligence and practical applied ethics for use in the responsible design of artificial intelligence systems.
Past Webinars on AIS and Ethics

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