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Standardization Body, Committee Member

Oct 11, 2023

Last Updated

Standardization Roles


A committee member at a standardization body, such as CEN/CENELEC Joint Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence (JTC 21) (in the EU) contributes their technical and/or industry expertise to the development and maintenance of robust AI standards. They take part in the committee’s work and actively engage in building consensus among diverse stakeholders, fostering collaboration among experts, industry representatives, and policymakers to create effective and comprehensive AI standards. Please note that this role is usually held in addition to a main job position.

Example tasks

  • Help create, revise, and update AI standards by making informed recommendations and decisions during the standardization process.

  • Collaborate with other committee members to draft documents, review proposals, influence the interpretation of the scope of Commission's Standardization Request, and work towards creating standards that are comprehensive and effective for mitigating AI risks.

  • Build consensus with other committee members and facilitate discussions.

  • Participate in discussions with regulatory bodies and policymakers and provide regulatory support.

Why we think this job is impactful

Committee members in AI standardization bodies may have an important impact, as they contribute to comprehensive guidelines that prioritize AI safety and ensure that these standards have at their core the mitigation of AI risks. Furthermore, although the effectiveness of the standardization process in standardization bodies, such as that of the CEN/CENELEC Joint Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence (JTC 21), has been denounced by many as being partly captured by the industry’s interests, taking part of its work may allow one to raise awareness of AI catastrophic risks, improve the interpretation of the scope of the Commission’s Standardization Request, bring forward-looking risk management into practice, and underline the importance of ensuring that the proposed standards effectively take them into account.

How Successif can help

We can help you navigate the often unclear path of becoming a committee member at a standardization body. If you are passionate about mitigating the risks of transformative AI systems and believe you would be a good fit for this role, apply for our career services.

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