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AIStandard.io is a pioneering platform dedicated to the development and dissemination of AI standardisation guidelines. Launched as part of the broader initiative of AI Standardisation by the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law in conjunction with Indic Pacific Legal Research LLP, AIStandard.io aims to provide a comprehensive framework for AI regulation and ethical standards, ensuring that AI technologies are developed and implemented responsibly across various sectors.

aistandard.io initiatives

Certification Standards assist us in building a sustainable AI business community in India, the Indo-Pacific Community and beyond.

AI Indexes are some metrics created to measure the readiness around issues and problems related to AI Ethics, Economics, Policy & Governance (AI-EEPG) (coming soon).

The IndoPacific App is now set to host all major documents produced as a part of the roundtables & advocacy efforts under the AIStandard.io initiative by the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law, as open-access. You will find all the documentation files, outcome documents, reports and other publicly accessible documents under the AIStandard.io initiative there.

Why AI Standardisation?

AI standardization is crucial for maintaining the ethical and responsible development of AI technologies. By establishing clear guidelines and benchmarks, AIStandard.io aims to mitigate risks associated with AI, foster trust among users, and promote the sustainable growth of AI innovations. Our platform serves as a vital resource for anyone involved in AI development, from tech professionals to policymakers, providing the tools and insights needed to navigate the complex AI landscape.

7 Principles of AI Standardisation

  1. Sector-Neutral & Sector-Specific Applicability: Our guidelines are designed to be relevant across all industries, with specific considerations for unique sector requirements.

  2. Legal-Ethical & Technical Benchmarking: We emphasize the importance of combining ethical principles with technical standards to track and evaluate AI progress comprehensively.

  3. Flexibility & Adaptability: Recognizing the dynamic nature of AI, our standards are flexible to accommodate innovation and growth within the evolving AI landscape.

  4. Credible Use Case Focus: We prioritize credible AI applications and rigorously evaluate claims to avoid hype and ensure practical relevance.

  5. Interoperability & Market Integration: Our standards aim to facilitate seamless integration across markets, promoting healthy competition and innovation.

  6. Multistakeholder Participation: We involve diverse stakeholders, including researchers, startups, industry experts, policymakers, and civil society, in the standardization process to ensure transparency and accountability.

  7. Recording & Quantifying AI Use Cases: We systematically document and assess AI use cases to track technological evolution and impact.

ISAIL Certification Standards

ISAIL Certification Standards for Training Programmes & Courses [ISAIL1]

Course Content

  1. Interdisciplinary Knowledge: Courses & training programmes  should integrate policy and legal knowledge, focusing on the intersection of policy and law depending on the subject-matter duly addressed. For example, for AI & Law-related training programmes and courses, this includes understanding AI technologies, their legal implications, data protection, intellectual property rights, and ethical considerations.

  2. Practical Skills: Training should emphasise practical skills. Case studies and simulations should be used to demonstrate real-world applications and / or instances wherever possible. In case any real-world instances may not be depicted, the case studies and simulations must show thorough hypothetical illustrations. 

  3. Regulatory Framework: A thorough understanding of the Indian legal system and its approach to any policy domain, including current regulations, case law, and policy debates, should be a core component.

  4. Global Standards and Local Relevance: While aligning with global standards for law & any policy domain, the content should be tailored to the Indian context, with examples and scenarios relevant to Indian legal practice.

Duration

  1. Flexible Learning Paths: Programme and course providers must offer a range of course durations, from intensive workshops to extended programs, to cater to different learning needs and schedules. 

  2. Modular Structure: Programme and course providers must design courses in a modular fashion, allowing for both comprehensive learning and targeted skill development. If recorded lectures are not offered, then it is recommended to offer doubt-clearing sessions.

  3. Continuing Education: Programme and course providers must include options for ongoing learning to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of AI and law wherever possible.

Certification Process

  1. Assessment: Programme and course providers must implement rigorous assessments, including exams, practical projects or model exercises, and peer reviews or mentorship sessions (optionally), to evaluate understanding and application of knowledge.

  2. Renewal: Programme and course providers must ensure periodic renewal of certification, contingent on continued education and adherence to updated standards.

Participation & Eligibility Criteria

  1. Inclusivity: Programme and course providers must ensure that programs are accessible to a diverse range of participants, including legal professionals, technologists, policymakers, and students.

  2. Pre-requisites: Programme and course providers must clearly define any pre-requisites for advanced courses & programmes, while offering foundational courses that require no prior specialised knowledge.

  3. Membership Advantages: Programme and course providers may provide optional benefits such as discounts or early access to members of ISAIL, encouraging professional development within the society.

  4. Non-Discrimination: Programme and course providers must adhere to a non-discrimination policy, ensuring equal opportunities for all applicant regardless of background.

Quality Assurance

  1. Continuous Improvement: Programme and course providers must update course content and teaching methods based on feedback, technological advancements, and legal developments.

  2. Instructor Qualifications: Instructors must have both subject matter expertise and effective teaching skills, with regular evaluations to maintain teaching quality.

  3. Resource Accessibility: Programme and course providers must ensure that all necessary resources, including literature, case studies, and digital tools, are available to participants.

  4. Terms and Conditions: Programme and course providers must ensure that they provide their websites' terms & conditions and relevant notices and privacy policies, in line with the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 in a transparent and explainable manner.

To get the ISAIL1 certification for your training programmes or courses, institutions, startups, MSMEs, and companies should send an email to executive@isail.co.in with the subject line "Request for ISAIL1 Certification".
After you send the email, you'll need to fill out a form. The ISAIL Secretariat will then check the details of your course or programme on your website. They will take about a week to decide if you can get the certification.

 

The cost for getting the ISAIL1 certification is ₹5,000 for Indian organizations and $300 for organizations from other countries, for each course or programme. Remember, you'll only have to pay this fee if the Secretariat says yes to giving you the certification. Certain Indian organizations may be eligible for fee exemptions without any conditions.

You can renew your ISAIL1 certification every year. The renewal fee is 10% of the original certification fee. If you don't follow the certification rules, the Secretariat will send you a warning. You must reply to this warning within 3 to 8 weeks, depending on what the warning says. If you don't reply or if your reply doesn't fix the problem, the Secretariat can decide not to renew your certification or to cancel it.

How can we verify the accreditation of ISAIL for any certifying standard?

Here are a few steps that you may undertake to verify the accreditation provided to any institution by the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law.
 

  • The Secretariat at the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law is responsible to examine every application and renewal application for certifying standards on the basis of an evidence-based marking criteria, wherein we examine the application and ask the applicant institution to submit a form based on our marking criteria.

  • Once we receive the applicant institution's application and the marking form, we initiate the process of examination of key resources and details associated with the application / renewal application, within a stipulated period notified to the applicant.

  • Once the examination is complete, we notify our objections / affirmative response and general remarks to the applicant institution and make a final decision. 

  • Even if an institution is accreditated with a ISAIL Certification Standard, individuals and organisations may submit their feedback to us at executive@isail.co.in on the accreditation of an ISAIL Standard provisioned to an institution. If the objections persist, and after our re-examination, it is found that the applicant institution should not be accreditated with a particular ISAIL Certification Standard(s), we will notify the concerned institution and terminate the accreditation they have received for a particular ISAIL Certification Standard. 

List of Certified Institutions

ISAIL Certification Standards for Training Programmes & Courses [ISAIL1]

Accreditated Institutions

  1.   Indic Pacific Legal Research LLP (since April 2, 2024)

 

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