Aurelie Jacquet’s work is dedicated to ensuring that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are implemented responsibly.
In 2017, she put forward an application for Australia to participate in the international standards on AI. She saw the role of standards as key in:
- defining an agreed international best practice for the development and use of AI,
- providing clear guidance to organisations on how to use AI responsibly, and
- ensuring interoperability and facilitating the scaling up of Australian AI products and services internationally.
In 2018, Aurelie became the chair of the Standards Committee IT-043 on AI. Her committee is the voice of Australia at ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 the international standards committee on AI.
As the chair of IT-043, Aurelie is instrumental in leading six working groups and together, with the experts on the committee, they are shaping the development of 22 standards projects, including the development of the AI Management Standard that is likely to become as relevant as ISO 9001 or 27001 since it will enable organisations to certify AI systems.
Aurelie is also involved as an expert in the development of standards on ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32/WG 6 on Data Usage, ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 13 on Trustworthiness and ISO/IEC JTC 1/AG 6 on Digital Twin.
Aurelie strongly believes standards are critical in establishing an internationally recognised best practice that will help organisations implement AI principles, develop and use AI responsibly.
“The strength of standards and international standards is in ISO’s incomparable success in reaching international consensus on complex topics such as Artificial Intelligence, and with emerging technologies like AI, an international approach is an indispensable way forward for Australia.”