These notes are also filed as OMG document ai/20-01-01.
This two-hour event, taking place during “happy hour” (5-7 pm) on Monday evening, was open to the public and attracted an audience of about 70. The short program, leaving plenty of time for networking and enjoying the food and bar, was in four parts:
Claude Baudoin (cébé IT & Knowledge Management) and Bobbin Teegarden co-chair the AI PTF. Claude Baudoin led the meeting, held on Wednesday afternoon, which attracted over 20 participants.
|JD Baker||Sparx Systems|
|Cory Casanave||Model Driven Solutions|
|Fred Cummins||Agile Enterprise Design|
|Simon Mettrick||BAE Systems|
|Gerardo Pardo Castellote||RTI|
|Davide Sottara||Mayo Clinic|
Claude gave a summary of the past events leading to this meeting:
Upon review of the charter, three changes were proposed and approved by the PTF, resulting in document ai/19-12-03. They were subsequently adopted during the PTC plenary session on Friday morning. Both changes related to bullets in the scope statement within the charter:
The most common question we have heard -– and tried to answer -– so far is, “what is worth and useful to standardize in AI?” Behind that question lurks a suspicion that there are some standardization efforts that might have a stifling effect on innovation, and that we need to avoid this undesirable effect. The following ideas were collected (some topics were restructured for consistency, and footnotes were added for clarification):
Mike Abramson (ASMG) had asked to present a summary of the status of his work on IEF/DCS and the relevance of AI to it. His short slide set is document ai/19-12-02. IEF provides an architecture to manage the restrictions on interchange of confidential documents and e-mails, but the work of classifying an enterprise’s information assets in order to apply IEF policies to them is impossible to perform manually. Therefore, some automatic and intelligent classification process is going to be necessary.
This second brainstorm aimed at populating our roadmap for 2020 and beyond.
As emphasized during the September meeting, the AI PTF needs to work closely with other OMG subgroups to (a) collect their requirements, (b) offer our help, © avoid duplicating their efforts or taking over what they may be already doing very well – especially, but not only, in the Ontology PSIG or the Robotics DTF. To this effect, we listed a number of target groups and their putative “correspondents” (some of them, identified with a question mark, were assigned in absentia) to ensure this coordination. The responsibilities we wish to assign to these correspondents are:
The list of proposed liaisons is as follows, with question marks for people who were not in the room and whose agreement has been assumed rather than verified.
|Architecture-Driven Modernization PTF||Philip Newcomb|
|Finance DTF||Mike Bennett|
|Business Modeling & Integration DTF||Fred Cummins|
|Ontology PSIG||Elisa Kendall (with Nick Stavros as backup)|
|Government Information Sharing DTF||Cory Casanave|
|Federated Enterprise Risk Management WG||Lars Toomre|
|ManTIS DTF||Uwe Kaufman (?)|
|Systems Engineering DSIG||Ed Seidewitz, Sandy Friedenthal or Conrad Bock (?)|
|C4I PTF||Simon Mettrick|
|Blockchain PSIG||Nick Stavros|
|Healthcare DTF||Davide Sottara|
|Retail DTF||John Glaubitz (?)|
|Robotics DTF||Koji Kamei|
|MARS PTF||Char Wales (?)|
|Analysis and Design PTF||Jim Logan (?)|
|Space DTF||Brad Kizzort (?)|
|Agent PSIG||Zack Hashemi (?)|
This was a second brainstorm about activities we need to undertake –- not quite a roadmap yet, but aimed to lead us toward creating one.
At a later point in the meeting, we transformed this into a clearer roadmap for 2020:
|Q1||Finish the analysis of the responses to the NIST RFI
March meeting: visit with 3-4 other OMG subgroups
Determine the need for an RFI, and define its content
Plan and hold the Reston “AI Standards Forum”
|Q2|| June meeting: visit with 3-4 other OMG subgroups
Collect results from OMG RFI (if we issued one) and from other consulted groups
Create a first more substantial roadmap
Select a tentative focus for a first RFP
June meeting: joint event between the Finance DTF and AI PTF on AI for finance, with participation of the Boston Fed and State Street?
|Q3|| September meeting: visit with 3-4 other OMG subgroups
Issue first RFP (note: Richard Soley would like this to happen by June)
Adopt an AI “reference model” –- or other name for it
|Q4|| December meeting: visit with 3-4 other OMG subgroups
Review the status of responses to the RFP (optimistic)
Select a focus for a second RFP
There was a consensus that we should strive for a three-part agenda in Reston:
Philip Newcomb volunteered to form and lead a Program Committee for this event. In order to pull this off, we will need to have several regular conference calls between now and then. There are several topics that could be presented/discussed either at the smaller internal meeting or at the forum:
In closing, we briefly recapitulated the action items that need to be executed in the near future. Lars Toomre suggested that we exchange the e-mail addresses of everyone who attended this meeting, so we know each other.
Bobbin asked how we should collect a list of conferences and activities to follow. Claude agreed to receive such messages and to add the suggestions to the wiki.
Given the need to coordinate the March schedule, but also to act on OMG management's urgent desire to see a first RFP issued soon, we need to schedule teleconferences in January and February. Claude will “doodle” this.