This wiki complements the AI PTF marketing page on the main OMG website. It is intended as a place to keep the community (OMG members and non-members alike) informed of the activities derived from OMG's 2019 initiative on Artificial Intelligence, and consolidated into a new Platform Task Force chartered in September of that year. It is focused on how we operate as a Task Force.
The vision behind the AI PTF is to create and “animate” an OMG-based AI center, coordinating and complementing AI-related efforts in other groups (such as Ontology, Retail, Healthcare. and more) and especially considering aspects that can benefit from standardization – making OMG the place to come for AI technology standardization.
|Charter (adopted on 27 Sep 2019, revised on 13 Dec 2019)|
| OMG’s Artificial Intelligence Platform Task Force (AIPTF) will promote the adoption of specifications that standardize foundational capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Among the goals of the AIPTF is freeing AI technology suppliers as well as end users from interoperability and interchange limitations with respect to models, languages and data, and to enable them to focus instead on development of advanced AI applications.
In the context of this charter, Artificial Intelligence is defined broadly and includes, but is not limited to:
* Modeling of AI artifacts
* Machine learning, deep learning and neural networks
* Image understanding, speech recognition, and computer vision
* Robotic systems
* Virtual and augmented reality
* Autonomous and autonomic systems and agents
* Knowledge representations
* Natural language processing (NLP)
* Security, privacy, social and other ethical aspects of AI
The purpose of the AIPTF includes development of foundational specifications that support AI in the above broad sense.
The AIPTF may, when appropriate, generate discussion papers, RFIs or RFPs or recommend technologies for adoption. It will also collaborate with other OMG subgroups to identify and document use cases and interoperability requirements for AI, and identify the need for AI-related additions or revisions to those groups’ existing and emerging specifications. It will seek to identify external stakeholders, including other standards development organizations, and partner with them as needed.
The history of OMG's efforts related to AI can be summarized as follows:
Bobbin Teegarden (OntoAge) is co-chair emerita (2019-2023) and her contributions are appreciated.
The AI PTF needs a new co-chair. Expressions of interest are encouraged at the address below. A list of typical tasks of a co-chair will be provided upon request.
The co-chairs are collectively reachable at the address email@example.com.
The purpose of this section is to keep track of organizations that have contacted us, or participated in meetings. This is obviously a list under construction. If needed, we'll make it into a separate page later. We're not showing people's e-mail addresses to avoid getting them spammed. If you wish to contact someone on this list, email the co-chairs.
We welcome great ideas, emerging AI technology, and new AI standards, bring your digital twin and join us!
Work has started on an AI taxonomy. You can explore it visually here.
An “AI metamodel” (this term has been critiqued, since it seems to be more of a taxonomy than a metamodel) of the range of technologies that are “in scope” for the AI PTF was proposed during the Agent PSIG meeting in June 2019 and is shown below (click on the figure to enlarge it). The left hand side of the diagram is more about knowledge representations, the right-hand side about AI capabilities or applications based on those representations.
This model was further refined during interim conference calls, noting that it mixes concepts of information representation, “mechanisms” of AI, and applications of AI. This has led to the three-tier architecture shown below.
Links below appear in three different colors automatically generated by Dokuwiki. They are:
|Sep 2019||AI Platform Task Force Sep. 2019 Meeting Summary|
|Dec 2019||Notes from AI Meet-and-Greet and AI PTF Meeting, December 2019, Long Beach|
|Mar 2020||March 2020 AI PTF virtual meeting notes||(Google Doc draft, to be finalized)|
|May 2020||AI PTF Interim Virtual Meeting on 4 May 2020|
|Jun 2020||June 2020 AI PTF regular quarterly meeting notes|
|Jul 2020||July 29, 2020 AI PTF interim virtual meeting|
|Aug 2020||August 25, 2020 AI PTF interim virtual meeting|
|Sep 2020||September 2020 AI PTF regular quarterly meeting||(Google Doc draft, to be finalized)|
|Dec 2020||December 2020 meeting notes|
|Mar 2021||March 2021 meeting notes||Draft only|
|Jun 2021||June 2021 meeting notes|
|29 Sep 2021||Sep. 2021 meeting notes||Draft only|
|8 Dec 2021||Dec 2021 meeting notes|
|22 Mar 2022||March 2022 meeting notes|
|21 Jun 2022||June 2022 meeting notes|
|23 Aug 2022||Interim Virtual AI Taxonomy Meeting, 23 Aug 2022|
|20 Sep 2022||Sep 2022 meeting notes|
|6 Dec 2022||Dec 2022 meeting notes|
|16 Jan 2023||Q1 2023 AI PTF Teleconference Notes|
|21 Mar 2023||March 2023 Meeting Notes|
|20 Jun 2023|
Future meeting agenda ideas:
Unite.AI maintains a list of conferences and exhibits of potential interest to members. The scope of their calendar entries extends to robotics and data science
Note that any indications of a physical location in the coming months is highly subject to change until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Moreover, when an on-site conference is changed to a virtual one, the dates may also change.
Those who attend any external AI-related event are strongly encouraged to share their notes through our mailing list of for posting on this wiki.
AI Landscape Report by the European Union Observatory on Standards (EUOS)
Standard for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Terminology and Data Formats (IEEE-SA Project P3123)
What's Next for AI Systems & Language Models – a discussion with Ilya Sutskever of OpenAI on ML and explainability