New and Emerging Specs and Standards (August 2022)

ISO/IEC TS 5723:2022 Trustworthiness — Vocabulary
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology

“This document provides a definition of trustworthiness for systems and their associated services, along with a selected set of their characteristics. Recent times have seen an increase in the complexity of integrating technology bringing together various viewpoints. Some examples of this are the convergence of operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) as seen in the Internet of Things (IoT), the rise of big data and artificial intelligence (AI).

The complexity as well as the criticality, from both a safety and a mission point of view, have given rise to the need to communicate both the trustworthiness of products, services and technologies, and the trustworthiness of organizations that are providing these. Having a common understanding of the characteristics that can be used to describe trustworthiness and a common way of defining the vocabulary and characteristics will allow stakeholders to make a judgement as to whether a product, service or technology meets the stakeholder expectations.

This document is primarily intended for use horizontally in an IT domain. It is applicable to all domains in which IT is used.”

ISO/IEC 22989:2022 Information technology — Artificial intelligence — Artificial intelligence concepts and terminology
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence

"The concept of AI as an input and output process flow is shared by many AI researchers, and research on each step of this process is ongoing. Standardized concepts and terminology are needed by stakeholders of the technology to be better understood and adopted by a broader audience. Furthermore, concepts and categories of AI allow for a comparison and classification of different solutions with respect to properties like trustworthiness, robustness, resilience, reliability, accuracy, safety, security and privacy. This enables stakeholders to select appropriate solutions for their applications and to compare the quality of available solutions on the market. [...] This document provides standardized concepts and terminology to help AI technology to be better understood and used by a broader set of stakeholders. It is intended for a wide audience including experts and non-practitioners."

ISO 704:2022 Terminology work — Principles and methods

Technical Committee: ISO/TC 37/SC 1 Principles and methods

“This document establishes the basic principles and methods for preparing and compiling terminologies both inside and outside the framework of standardization. It describes the links between objects, concepts, definitions and designations. It also establishes general principles for the formation of terms and proper names and the writing of definitions. This document is applicable to terminology work in scientific, technological, industrial, legal, administrative and other fields of knowledge. This document does not stipulate rules for the presentation of terminological entries in International Standards, which are treated in ISO 10241-1 and ISO 10241-2.”

Working with Local Communities to Revitalize and Preserve Indigenous Languages in Canada [Unicode]

“The Typotheque Syllabics Project, an initiative based out of Toronto and The Hague,

Netherlands, undertook research with language keepers across various Syllabics-using Indigenous communities in Canada to document and address both local typographic preferences, as well as technical barriers they faced. This research contributed to two proposals to amend the Unicode Standard for the Syllabics, which is an important step in the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages.”

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 is a W3C Recommendation [W3C]

“The Decentralized Identifier Working Group has published Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. This document defines Decentralized identifiers (DIDs), a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, decentralized digital identity. A DID identifies any subject (e.g., a person, organization, thing, data model, abstract entity, etc.) that the controller of the DID decides that it identifies. In contrast to typical, federated identifiers, DIDs have been designed so that they may be decoupled from centralized registries, identity providers, and certificate authorities. DIDs are URIs that associate a DID subject with a DID document allowing trustable interactions associated with that subject. Each DID document can express cryptographic material, verification methods, or services, which provide a set of mechanisms enabling a DID controller to prove control of the DID.”

[W3C] Working Group Note: Accessibility of Remote Meetings
“The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published Accessibility of Remote Meetings as a Group Note. It is a companion to the W3C resource: How to Make Your Presentations and Meetings Accessible to All. Remote meeting is an umbrella term used to describe real-time discussions or presentations held between two or more parties online. The issues faced by people with disabilities will vary depending on the implementation of accessibility requirements and current limitations of remote meeting software. While W3C has applicable guidance across several standards and Notes relating to real-time communication and XR, it is this level of complexity that this document endeavors to address. For more information, see the blog post Accessibility of Remote Meetings Published as W3C Group Note.”