ITRI ​​Hosts 2022 International Workshop on Trustworthy AI to Discuss Trust and Ethics in AI

HSINCHU, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With support from the Bureau of Industrial Development (IDB) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, ITRI organized the 2022 International Workshop on Trustworthy AI Online at August 2nd. More than 400 experts gathered at the first-ever conference in Taiwan on this theme to discuss topics such as AI risk management and trustworthy AI systems.

Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang hailed the seminar as a good start in promoting the standardization of trustworthy AI and accelerating the development of digital technology in Taiwan. She pointed out that AI can be understood as assistive intelligence, rather than something that completely replaces humans. “It’s like the complementary relationship between the AI ​​robot and humans in the Japanese manga Doraemon,” she says. Taiwan is an important partner in the global supply chain, Tang noted, adding that in the ICT field, it has formed a strong ecosystem with the US supply chain. The establishment of a trusted AI framework, with its introduction into products and its export to the world, will create a new peak for Taiwan industry, while helping Taiwan move closer to its vision of Smart Taiwan 2030, which emphasizes innovation, inclusion and sustainability.

IDB Managing Director Jang-Hwa Leu highlighted the importance of AI risk management or oversight. Taiwan intends to cooperate with national laboratories such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and the National Metrology and Testing Laboratory (LNE) in France. This will link relevant technical specifications or standards across Taiwan, the United States and the European Union. It will also help Taiwan AI products to meet common standards and requirements globally, enabling Taiwan become an internationally trusted partner for AI, he said.

ITRI ​​Executive Vice President Pei-Zen Chang noted that the popularization of AI applications has sparked discussions on ethical issues including data bias, privacy protection and security. , system transparency and interpretability. For example, Portable Edge AI-DR, a technology for which ITRI won an Edison Award this year, uses AI analysis to identify disease location and severity in just three seconds, helping doctors to make a quick diagnosis. If this data can be provided and exchanged between different hospitals while protecting patient privacy and ensuring security, then this type of federated learning will push AI medical care into Taiwan in a new kingdom.

Also invited to the workshop was Elham Tabassi, chief of staff of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST, who shared NIST’s AI risk management tools that can make AI inference as fair as possible based on reliable AI models. Meanwhile, Jeannette M. Wingexecutive vice president for research at Colombia Universitybelieves that the reliability of AI systems can be increased through the expansion of trusted computing architecture.

Other participants in the event include Andrew Shikier, Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the FIDO Alliance; Founder of Taiwan AI Labs Ethan You; Jane Yung-Jen Hsu, Professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University; CEO of Hon Hai Research Institute Wei Bin Lee; Egis Technology Inc. Principal Engineer Shang-Wei Chou; Tzeng Yow LinDirector General of the National Measurement Laboratory and Director General of the Center for Measurement Standards at ITRI; Kai Lung Hua, Deputy Director General of Information and Communication Research Laboratories at ITRI. These experts shared development trends and experience in trustworthy AI and held discussions on a technology roadmap for Taiwan.

About ITRI
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aimed at innovating for a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a key role in transforming Taiwan from labour-intensive to innovation-driven industries. To respond to market needs and global trends, it launched its 2030 technology strategy and roadmap and focuses on developing innovation in the fields of smart life, quality health and sustainable environment. It also strives to strengthen intelligence enabling technology to support diversified applications.

Over the years, ITRI has been dedicated to incubating startups and spin-offs, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters at TaiwanITRI ​​has branches in the United States, Europeand Japan with the aim of expanding its R&D scope and promoting international cooperation around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.itri.org/eng.

SOURCE Industrial Technology Research Institute

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