On Tuesday, February 7, NATO’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Review Board (DARB) convened to begin developing a user-friendly and responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) certification standard.
This standard will assist industries and institutions throughout the alliance in ensuring that new AI and data projects are compliant with both international law and NATO’s standards and values. The standard will be finished by the end of 2023 and will contain quality controls. It will also be applicable to data exploitation.
Its goal is to integrate the NATO Principles of Responsible Use, which were agreed upon in October 2021 as a part of the alliance’s first-ever AI policy, into actual checks and balances, particularly in terms of governability, traceability, and reliability.
The innovation community, operational end users, and the general public will become more trustworthy as a result. The Board is made up of invited guests Finland and Sweden, nominated delegates from the Allies, and NATO specialists. Lawyers, engineers, military personnel, and ethical specialists are some of the representatives.
Additionally, it will offer a singular forum for the exchange of best practices, assisting developers and operational end users. The work it does will help NATO transform in a constructive way.
Currently, NATO is testing artificial intelligence in fields as diverse as climate change, cyber defense, and imaging analysis.