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ISO 42001

Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS)

ISO 42001: Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS)

What is ISO 42001?

ISO 42001 is a new addition to the family of information security standards, focusing on the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

ISO 42001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS) within a business. It is most relevant to organisations providing and/or using AI-based services, ensuring responsible development and use of AI systems.

The Artificial Intelligence Management Systems standard (AIMS) is a fantastic solution to the concerns around misuse of AI and the potential threat it has on people’s security, data and their livelihoods. It will show that your business is continually improving its management of AI, moving with the trends to improve trust and faith in your brand.

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ISO 42001 is a brand new standard and one that UKAS has not issued accreditation for yet. As soon as ISO 42001 (AIMS) can be accredited, NQA will be in pole position to offer this to you.

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Why is the Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS) important?

ISO 42001, or AIMS, offers organisations the comprehensive guidance they need to use AI responsibly and effectively, even as the technology evolves and matures. Designed to cover the various aspects of artificial intelligence and the different applications it has, ISO 42001 provides an integrated approach to managing AI projects, from risk assessment to effective treatment of these risks.

How does it do this?

An AI management system like ISO 42001 is a series of interlinked elements in a business that establish specific policies and objectives, as well as processes to achieve those objectives, in relation to the responsible use and development of AI systems.

ISO 42001 specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an AI management system within the context of your business.

Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

  2. Step 2

    Once you’ve agreed to your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Auditor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a program of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

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