ISO/IEC 42001:2023 Information Technology Artificial Intelligence Management Systems

Increased consumer expectations of information technology now extends to establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS) within organisations.

With the growing development and application of Artificial Intelligence, ISO/IEC 42001 addresses the unique challenges AI poses, such as ethical considerations, transparency, and continuous learning. For organizations, it sets out a structured way to manage risks and opportunities associated with AI, balancing innovation with governance.

Who is ISO/IEC 42001 for?

Organizations of any size involved in developing, providing, or using AI-based products or services. It is applicable across all industries and relevant for public sector agencies as well as companies or non-profits.

Due to diversity of applications AI has been applied or developed for, every part of an organisation is impacted/ this includes marketing, sales legal, operations, R&D, HR, IT and risk management.

Key Benefits

Framework for managing risk and opportunities

ISO 42001:2013 gives organisations a framework to identify and manage risk in the development, implementing, maintaining, and continually improvement of AI.

Demonstrate responsible use of AI

Certification to this standard demonstrates accountability to internationally recognized role organizations should play in the development, implementing, maintaining, and continually improvement of AI.

Traceability, transparency and reliability

By implementing AI Management System, your organisation demonstrates clarity of processes as they develop, monitor or provide products or services that utilize AI.

Efficiency gains

As with all management systems, the adoption and implementation is developed to create efficiency of process. products and people.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this standard apply to all AI Systems?

Yes, it’s designed to be applicable across various AI applications and contexts.

What is an artificial intelligence management system?

An AI management system, as specified in ISO/IEC 42001, is a set of interrelated or interacting elements of an organization intended to establish policies and objectives, as well as processes to achieve those objectives, in relation to the responsible development, provision or use of AI systems. ISO/IEC 42001 specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an AI management system within the context of an organisation.

What are the objectives of ISO/IEC 42001?

The ISO/IEC 42001 standard offers organizations the comprehensive guidance they need to use AI responsibly and effectively, even as the technology is rapidly evolving. Designed to cover the various aspects of artificial intelligence and the different applications an organization may be running, it provides an integrated approach to managing AI projects, from risk assessment to effective treatment of these risks.

What are the main benefits of implementing ISO/IEC 42001
  • Responsible AI: ensures ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence.
  • Reputation management: enhances trust in AI applications.
  • AI governance: supports compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Practical guidance: manages AI-specific risks effectively.
  • Identifying opportunities: Encourages innovation within a structured framework.
What types of standards does the ISO have for AI?

ISO has a number of standards that help mitigate the risks and maximize the rewards of AI, including ISO/IEC 22989, which establishes terminology for AI and describes concepts in the field of AI; ISO/IEC 23053, which establishes an AI and machine learning (ML) framework for describing a generic AI system using ML technology; and ISO/IEC 23894, which provides guidance on AI-related risk management for organizations.

ISO/IEC 42001 on the other hand is a management system standard (MSS). Implementing this standard means putting in place policies and procedures for the sound governance of an organization in relation to AI, using the Plan‐Do‐Check‐Act methodology. Rather than looking at the details of specific AI applications, it provides a practical way of managing AI-related risks and opportunities across an organization. It therefore provides value for any business or entity.

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