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UNE sets up two new AI, IoT and Big Data standardization subcommittees

UNE sets up two new AI, IoT and Big Data standardization subcommittees


  • They will permit the direct influence of Spanish interests in the development of international standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).
  • They have been formed within the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, with the impetus of the Government, through the Secretary of State for Digital Progress. Standards play a key role in guaranteeing the success of the digital revolution. 

18 December 2019. The State Secretariat for Digital Advancement (SEAD) and the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, have promoted the creation of two new technical standardization subcommittees on AI, Big Data and IoT. These work groups will allow Spanish experts to influence the development of key international standards in order to guarantee the digital revolution.

The standardization subcommittee CTN 71/SC 41 IoT and Related technologies will develop standards in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor networks, aimed at guaranteeing the interoperability and reliability of these networks and devices, both generic and for specific sectors.

In addition, the CTN 71/SC 42 Artificial Intelligence and Big Data subcommittee will develop standards applicable to these technologies, covering aspects such as reference architecture, risk management, reliability and other technical matters, as well as other standards related to the ethical and social aspects linked to the use of these technologies.

Both subcommittees will be under the umbrella of the Technical Standardisation Committee, CTN 71 on UNE's Digital Enabling Technologies (DET), created last April and promoted by the SEAD. This subcommittee aims to foster the development of new digital technologies among the country's economic sectors, by drawing up and using standards governing these new markets.

The standards are key to the success of the digital revolution, guaranteeing interoperability and trust in the digital transformation process.

Standards establish common language between all parties and provide a robust and reliable framework, based on best practices recognised by all. In this way, they help organisations to face the different threats related to the digital revolution.

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. Technical standards are strategic allies of the Public Administrations in the effective deployment of public policies.