OMG to Develop AI Standards
October 24, 2019
Object Management Group has begun work to define Artificial Intelligence
(AI) standards to accelerate and improve the creation of useful AI
applications. Its newly chartered Artificial Intelligence Platform Task
Force (AIPTF) will promote the adoption of specifications that
standardize foundational capabilities of artificial intelligence. Among
the goals of the AIPTF is freeing AI technology suppliers as well as end
users from interoperability and interchange limitations with respect to
models, languages and data, and to enable them to focus instead on
development of advanced AI applications.
As part of its AI initiative, OMG has published a whitepaper called
Artificial Intelligence and OMG Standards. OMG has done seminal work in
knowledge representations, ontology and robotics and is the best place
for industry, academia and government to come together to define AI
standards. OMG has best practices developed in the last 30 years and can
easily extend its process to this new scope of work.
“When a technology area reaches a certain degree of maturity, standards
enable innovation, rather than impede it,” said Dr. Richard Soley,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, OMG. “With defined AI standards,
organizations won’t have to constantly worry about the plumbing of a
system or reinvent platform techniques and tools.
“We have clear evidence from multiple sectors – finance, space,
robotics, manufacturing, healthcare and others – that conflicting
models, languages and data formats hinder the progress of applying AI,”
continued Soley. “If AI models can’t be used together, organizations
will get the wrong results.”
reaches into many domains, integrating new technologies such as vision
recognition, analytics, machine learning for the industrial IoT and
more. OMG envisions developing a roadmap for AI standards, starting with
an AI Reference Model that various types of organizations, i.e., AI
suppliers, AI users, government entities and so on, will adopt as it
applies to them.
With proven processes and a series of foundational capabilities
developed over its 30-year history, OMG is uniquely positioned to drive
the AI standards development initiative, and welcomes industry,
academia, government and non-profit organizations to participate.
Organizations can contribute to this initiative by becoming OMG members.
OMG will host a public AI Meet & Greet event on Monday, December 9 at
the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA.