Meeting of the ITU Focus Group on AI for autonomous and assisted driving (FG-AI4AD)
As of 2019, road injuries are already the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years (more so than HIV and tuberculosis). AI can play a significant role to reduce 1.3 million road deaths and 25 million injuries (SDG 3.6) occurring each year, whilst also encouraging safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems (SDG 11.2). However, the widespread, socially acceptable, deployment of AI on our roads is dependent upon technology achieving public trust.
The FG-AI4AD supports standardization activities for services and applications enabled by AI systems in autonomous and assisted driving. The FG-AI4AD will focus upon the behavioural evaluation of AI responsible for the dynamic driving task in accordance with the 1949 and 1968 Convention on Road Traffic of the UNECE Global Forum for Road Safety. To build public trust it is fundamental that the performance of AI on our road meets, or exceeds, the performance of a competent and careful human driver. The FG aims to create international harmonisation on the definition of a minimal performance threshold for these AI systems (such as AI as a Driver).
Join us to make sure we can build the public trust in the future of AI-enabled safe mobility for all!
Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
BRYN BALCOMBEFounder; Director & CSO, RoboraceAutonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA)Bryn Balcombe is a Founder of the Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA) and the Chief Strategy Officer for Roborace, a motorsport competition for human and AI drivers, designed to accelerate the research and development of Vehicle Intelligence and human machine interfaces required for transportation of the future. His previous experience comes from Formula One where he architected and patented vehicle to infrastructure communication systems and developed the F1 Group’s first global media network. He has also consulted on technology strategy for organisations including the BBC and McCann Worldgroup and has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering & Vehicle Design. Balcombe is the chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD).
YUAN ZHANGDirector, Machine Vision Standardization and StrategyChina TelecomMs. Yuan Zhang is the Rapporteur of ITU-T Q12/16, focusing on standardization on video perception and intelligent analysis. Yuan is the co-chair of MPEG AhG VCM, focusing on video coding for machine vision and hybrid human and machine vision. Yuan is an expert in machine vision standardization and strategy department, China Telecom research institute, responsible for R&D, standards, products of machine vision. She is active in various standards fields and SDOs, including machine vision, VCM, AI, autonomous driving, video perception, video analysis, etc.