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Respond to NIST\'s Draft Plan for Federal Engagement in AI Standards Development
–July 11, 2019 - In an effort to advance artificial intelligence (AI) standards for U.S. and economic and national security needs, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests feedback on its draft plan for federal government engagement in AI. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages relevant stakeholders to submit comments by July 19, 2019.
The draft document, U.S. Leadership in AI: Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools, is available on NIST's website. The document references both published standards and standards under development by the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, Subcommittee (SC) 42 on artificial intelligence, and outlines the current state of AI standardization.
It was published in response to the February 2019 Executive Order (EO) on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence...
Among its priorities, the Executive Order aims to "Ensure that technical standards...reflect Federal priorities for innovation, public trust, and public confidence in systems that use AI technologiesâ€¦and develop international standards to promote and protect those priorities.".. Full Story
5StarS consortium launches CAV cybersecurity assurance frameworkRache Evans
–July 10, 2019 - The 5StarS consortium has launched its proposed assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity from design to end of life, following a two-year research project funded by Innovate UK...
The assurance framework sets out to build trust in the ability of manufacturers to mitigate against cyber threats and be resilient to attacks, as well as being able to demonstrate that they will respond quickly and effectively to attacks or vulnerabilities... Full Story
New Cybersecurity Standards for the Internet of ThingsToby Considine
–July 9, 2019 - ...OpenC2 is a communication standard for coordinating responses to cybersecurity attacks without regard to the technology of the device that is responding. In effect, OpenC2 defines Service Oriented Security. The target use of OpenC2 is in the Internet of Things (IoT)
Service Oriented Architectures receive requests to provide a service, rather than the detailed control instructions that typify communications with building systems. OpenADR is a good example, whereby a utility or other energy supplier can request that a building reduce energy usage during a particular window for a price. OpenADR is a profile of OASIS Energy Interoperation that defines the services for coordinating energy supply and consumption. A request for a commercial building to switch to its open hours operating posture might be another service. In OpenC2, the services requested are tied to cybersecurity... Full Story
NIST report on IoT security raises awareness on risks of connected devicesEden Estopace
–July 8, 2019 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...has released a report to help organizations understand and manage cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with the internet of things (IoT)...The 34-page report, "Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks (NISTR 8228)," is a companion document to the Cybersecurity Framework and SP 800-53 Rev. 5, two NIST resources that offer guidance for mitigating risk to information systems...The report highlighted three factors that may affect the management of cybersecurity and privacy risks for IoT devices as compared to conventional IT devices as well as three high-level risk mitigation goals that organizations should have in mind... Full Story
The future of connectivity: Introducing Wi-Fi 6Grace Shao
CNBC –July 5, 2019 - Most have heard about 5G, the soon-to-be-adopted standard for mobile data. But thatâ€™s just half of the picture for the next generation of high-speed internet.
The future for homes, business and many public places will be using a different technological innovation: Wi-Fi 6...The new internet technology will be a huge speed boost to the existing Wi-Fi and it will allow users to access the internet in congested areas without compromising the battery life of their devices...One of the most significant applications for the new standard will be the so-called Internet of Things. That will connect physical devices â€” such as home appliances and cars â€” to the internet, allowing them to talk with each other and for users to control everything seamlessly... Full Story
IEEE Approves New Power Modeling StandardPress Release
–July 4, 2019 - Silicon Integration Initiative has announced that its Unified Power Model, developed with major contributions from IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, has been approved as IEEE 2416-2019, a new Standard for Power Modeling to Enable System Level Analysis, which complements UPF/IEEE 1801-2018 Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power, Energy-Aware Electronic Systems...UPM/IEEE 2416-2019 provides a rich set of power modeling semantics enabling system designers to model entire systems with great flexibility. It supports power modeling from abstract design description all the way to gate level implementation providing data consistency from earliest architectural explorations to final power verification... Full Story
Open Source Processors: Fact Or Fiction?
–July 3, 2019 - Open source processors are rapidly gaining mindshare, fueled in part by early successes of RISC-V, but that interest frequently is accompanied by misinformation based on wishful thinking and a lack of understanding about what exactly open source entails.
Nearly every recent conference has some mention of RISC-V in particular, and open source processors in general, whether that includes keynote speeches, technical sessions, and panels. Whatâ€™s less obvious is that open ISAs are not a new phenomenon, and neither are free, open processor implementations...
An ISA defines a hardware/software interface. It defines what each software element, an instruction, is supposed to accomplish on the hardware and that enables software portability between different implementations of a particular ISA core... Full Story
Linux Foundation and the GSMA Announce Partnership to Further Align NFVi EffortsPress Release
–July 3, 2019 - LF Networking (LFN) and the GSMA today announced a partnership to create a common industry framework for Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi). Hosted by the GSMA and created with input from the Linux Foundation, the Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) will operate as an open committee responsible for creating and documenting a Common NFVi Framework. An industry-aligned NFVi framework helps accelerate deployment across the entire telecommunications stack, from infrastructure to Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)... Full Story
The Linux Foundation backs FATE, an AI-powered data modelling framework
–July 2, 2019 - The Linux Foundation has chosen to host a new federated learning framework that will help advanced data modelling through artificial intelligence (AI).
The Federated AI Technology Enabler (FATE) will promote collaboration between organisations and institutes to carry out AI model training and inference, in accordance with user privacy, data confidentiality, and government regulations.
FATE is an open-source project initiated by Chinese digital bank WeBank's AI Group to provide a secure computing framework for building the federated AI ecosystem...The Linux Foundation says there are many challenges when developing responsible AI models â€“ these include safety, fairness and data protection. FATE allows developers and data scientists to work collaboratively across different data controllers to advance AI models in a trustworthy way that protects data by design and adheres to government requirements, such as GDPR... Full Story
Leading information and standards trade associations to combine to maximize impactPress Release
–July 1, 2019 - The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) are pleased to announce that efforts to merge the two organizations have been successfully completed. The fully-integrated entity consists of more than 250 libraries, government agencies, associations, and content and technology providers. Working together, those stakeholders will more easily and efficiently craft collaborative solutions to problems facing the information community as a whole.
The transfer of all assets will be completed on June 30, 2019. The merged organization will operate under the long-established NISO name... Full Story