BDVA Task Forces


Etami BDVA Task Force

Focus and activities

Aim: the development of trustworthy and ethical AI across all domains.

For almost two years, etami operated as a project between a select set of partners who share the common interest of making artificial intelligence a reliable and trustworthy technology. This initial phase focused on delineating the social, legal and business risks associated with AI systems, rethinking AI lifecycle models considering quality assurance and promoting auditing throughout the system’s life cycle. These practices, mostly organisational, are to be piloted (vertically) across different domains, to undergo a finer development and to be coupled with proper software tooling. 

Additionally, questions around fairness and non-discrimination, at the heart of trustworthy and ethical AI, are yet to be fully understood in the current literature, let alone deemed solved from a corporate process’s standpoint. BDVA, via its large and diverse set of members, is the propitious terrain for etami to extend its past endeavour and to develop what is crucially missing in the AI landscape: the bridge between an ever-flourishing research field and its translation into a reliable and trustworthy engineering practice, while keeping universal ethical values at the centre. 

Find more information about etami on this website.


Patrick Van Der Smagt
Task Force Lead


Liaison with CEN-CENELEC JTC21 and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC42 (continuous)