Invitation to Join IEEE's New AI Ethics Standardization Working Group

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has launched a new working group to discuss the standardization of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), ahead of a future where humans and robots coexist.

Yueh-Hsuan Weng, assistant professor at Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), has been appointed chair of the working group by the IEEE Standards Association. The group will establish a new AI ethics standard, known as IEEE P7017™, to be enacted in 2026.

The purpose of this standard is to encourage robot developers to incorporate ethical concepts into their designs when designing social robots. For this standard, the concept of "compliance by design" is introduced, and legal - as well as ethical - disputes between existing laws and emerging technologies that may arise when using social robots, are addressed. It is hoped that these problems will be alleviated.

What: IEEE P7017™ working group
Who: Researchers, engineers, students and anyone interested in ELSI
When: Kickoff meeting will be on May 25, 2023 at 9 p.m. (JST).
How: Please visit the link below for more information, including how to join.


Dr. Yueh-Hsuan Weng
The Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS)
Tohoku University
Tel: 022-795-6942

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