NTU researchers and AI leaders launch landmark standard for AI security
The standard aims to guide AI practitioners in dealing with malicious attacks on AI systems.
NTU, 12 May 2022
From left to right: Mr Lim Soon Chia, Director of the Cybersecurity Engineering Centre at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, Mr Liu Feng-Yuan, Vice President of Aicadium, Mr Laurence Liew, Director of Innovations at AI Singapore, Prof Liu Yang, Mr David Berend and Dr Ng Aik Ben, Regional Manager at NVIDIA AI Technology Centre.
The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in various applications, from self-driving autonomous vehicles to AI-assisted medical diagnoses, has accelerated in recent years. From 2018 to 2020, there was a five-fold increase globally in the percentage of organisations deploying AI.
While the adoption of AI brings numerous benefits, cybersecurity threats such as hacking pose a significant threat to AI systems, especially in applications where hackers may gain access to confidential information or cause automated systems to malfunction.
Answering the call to protect the integrity of AI programmes and create trust in AI solutions, a team of NTU researchers and AI leaders has launched a new standard on AI security.
Unveiled on 16 March 2022 at the Al Security Standard Launch Singapore TR 99:2021 | Growth opportunities for government & industry adopting trustworthy Al, and published by Enterprise Singapore’s Standards Consortium, the standard was developed from research led by NTU scientists Prof Liu Yang of NTU’s School of Computer Science and Engineering, former research fellow Dr Xiaofei Xie and PhD candidate Mr David Berend.
Spearheading the standard together with NTU are Mr Liu Feng-Yuan, Vice President of Aicadium, a global technology company founded by Temasek, Mr Lim Soon Chia, Director of the Cybersecurity Engineering Centre at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Mr Laurence Liew, Director of Innovations at AI Singapore, Dr Ng Aik Beng, Regional Manager at NVIDIA AI Technology Centre, Dr Weng Jianshu, Head of Data Science at Chubb and Mr Gerry Chng, Executive Director at Deloitte.
A milestone that places Singapore amongst the first countries in the world to steer advances in AI security, the standard will be used to guide global standardisation strategies in this area, through the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
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