Author: Suguru Tamura, Senior fellow, RIETI
2018 could be the year when there is an expansion in the provision of everyday services to public consumers using artificial intelligence (AI). Here, I would like to discuss not only the public acceptance of innovation, but also the role of standards from the viewpoint of promotion of products and services related to AI technology.
In order to promote social dissemination of AI-related technology, the difficulty in distinguishing between goods or services that actually use AI technology seems to be an issue that needs to be resolved. Standards and indications (artificial intelligence labeling(4), (5)) can be expected to play an effective role as one of the measures utilized toward solving this problem and promoting dissemination of the technology.