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AI Standards Hub

Shaping global standards for AI

Building a vibrant and diverse community around AI standards

The AI Standards Hub, a partnership between the Alan Turing Institute, NPL and the British Standards Institution (BSI), supported by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and the Office for AI (OAI), is dedicated to the evolving and international field of standardisation for AI technologies.

The initiative is part of the National AI Strategy, a ten-year plan which aims to build on the UK’s strengths in AI, recognising the power of AI to increase resilience, productivity, growth and innovation across the private and public sectors.

Standards are set to play an increasingly significant role for advancing the governance and adoption of AI in the coming years as the range of applications of AI continues to increase. They set out best practices to ensure that AI-related products, processes and services perform as intended and can help unlock the economic potential of AI by increasing consistency and interoperability of AI technologies.

The Hub is structured around four key pillars:

  • Observatory: offering multiple interactive libraries that capture AI-related standards that are under development or have already been published, alongside relevant policy initiatives
  • Community and collaboration: facilitating new connections, coordination, exchange of ideas and collaborative problem-solving through online formats and in-person events
  • Knowledge and training: providing resources for developing the knowledge and skills needed to get involved in AI standardisation and make use of published standards
  • Research and analysis: producing research and analysis on strategic questions to inform the direction of AI standardisation efforts in the UK and internationally

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NPL drives science and innovation collaboration across industry, academia, and government, focusing on emerging technologies. Our leading role in the National Quantum Programme, National Timing Centre Programme, and AI Standards Hub reinforces the UK's aim to be a science superpower by 2030.

As a national laboratory, we build confidence in new technologies, shaping the nation's readiness through standards, skills, and investment.

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