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Spain to participate in the development of international standards for AI, IoT and Big data


  • La Asociación Española de Normalización, UNE, creará dos nuevos subcomités técnicos de normalización que permitirán an España influir en los estándares internacionales de IA, IoT y Big Data. Los estándares tienen un papel clave para garantizar el éxito del mercado único digital.

12 November 2019. The Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE, will create two technical standards subcommittees that will permit the direct influence of Spanish interests in the drafting of international standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, announced this during the seminar the Need for Standards in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and IoT that took place yesterday in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement (SEAD).

Both subcommittees will be under the umbrella of the Technical Standardization Committee, CTN 71 on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and will be called CTN 71/SC 41 IoT and Related Technologies and CTN 71/SC 42 Artificial intelligence and Big Data.

During the session held yesterday, representatives from the Administration and industry in the IA and IoT sectors presented the problems facing their sectors and UNE presented the solutions that international standards are proposing for these issues.

UNE will carry the voice of the industry's experts in Spain to international and European standardisation forums that will develop key standards for their competitiveness.

The European Commission has designated AI and IoT as strategic areas in which standards need to be developed in order to provide technical support for the deployment of its policies and the effective functioning of the single market. Standards provide an effective response to the challenges facing organisations.

Support for the Digital Economy

In the recently report Support for Standardisation of the Digital Economy, developed with the collaboration of AMETIC, UNE analyses how technical standards on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will play a key role in ensuring the success of the digital single market.

Organizations interested in taking part and working from Spain in the development of these standardization initiatives are invited to contact UNE, before 25 November 2019 through the following email: