BSI & Citadel AI: Tomorrow's AI Challenges

London, UK – BSI, the global standards and business improvement company, and Citadel AI, a Japanese-based provider of automated AI testing and monitoring tools, have today partnered to ensure AI is used ethically, safely, and responsibly in industries that pose risks to humans.

The new partnership, facilitated by L Marks, the global innovation specialists, will seek to reassure users that the cutting-edge technology increasingly being integrated into potentially high-risk innovations aligns with best practice and complies with forthcoming EU regulations on AI. The partnership is designed to ensure that the AI used to help people in a variety of ways, from robotics to biometric identification, becomes more trustworthy, transparent and responsible, with any risks of “AI going wrong” being minimized.

For example, in the case of medical devices, AI-powered healthcare tools are in the coming decades predicted to be transformative to patient outcomes, with the potential to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment and enhance productivity and efficiency among healthcare professionals. To instill confidence, BSI and Citadel AI believe that there is a vital role for an independent party assessing conformance to industry standards, along with robust auditing and certification services.

Through Citadel AI's tools, as part of their assessment process, BSI can measure AI compliance against technical standards, supported by in-depth technical analysis, including fairness testing, bias detection and robustness testing. They can also automatically generate comprehensive analysis and reporting for supporting the assessment process, assuring the safety and reliability of AI systems.

BSI and Citadel AI will initially focus on the healthcare industry and quickly expand their services to oversee other high-risk sectors, such as the automotive industry, and other highly sensitive products, such as biometric identification, helping to protect individual identities.

Manuela Gazzard, BSI Group Director, Regulatory Services, said:

“BSI is delighted to be partnering with Citadel AI to further enhance the reliability, safety and security of AI for the long-term benefit of society, organizations and individuals. This technology has the potential to transform the way we live for the better, provided that digital trust is built in from the start.

Citadel AI have technology and skills that, combined with BSI’s technical knowledge and regulatory service expertise, can add real value in helping organizations to responsibly scale AI for the good of society.”

Kenny Song, Co-Founder and CTO, Citadel AI, said:

“We are very excited and honored to have been selected as a key business partner of BSI. This is a valuable opportunity for us to work with a world-leading organization with the same mission of making the world’s AI systems more reliable.”




Notes to Editors:


The European Union (EU) is currently addressing the issue of high-risk Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is essential to ensure the reliability of these systems, particularly when they are used in mission-critical applications such as medical devices and machinery. To address these concerns, the European Commission (EU) is planning to implement the EU AI Act.

In light of the upcoming AI regulation, BSI is working towards gaining notified body status. Our work as a notified body will be underpinned by the technical expertise of a start-up partner dedicated to algorithmic auditing. This will aid both our colleagues and our clients in the smooth assessment of medical devices and other products and services.

BSI engaged L Marks, the global innovation specialist, to facilitate an program starting in May 2022. This program provided a platform for innovative start-ups to work with BSI to help problem-solve and shape the future of AI auditing to respond to the changing regulatory landscape, and as a result, Citadel AI, a tech start-up based in Japan, was selected as a partner to work with BSI in its AI journey.

Citadel AI provides an “Algorithm Auditing” service that can be used to test AI datasets, models and algorithms. This capability is required by BSI for conducting regulatory conformity assessments as part of our future role as an AI Notified Body.


About BSI

BSI is the business improvement and standards company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence, “inspiring trust for a more resilient world.” For over a century, BSI has driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with over 77,500 clients across 195 countries, it is a truly global business with skills and experience across all sectors, including automotive, aerospace, built environment, food and retail and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards and Knowledge, Assurance Services, Regulatory Services and Consulting Services, BSI helps clients to improve their performance, grow sustainably, manage risk, and ultimately become more resilient.


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About Citadel AI

Citadel AI provides automated testing and monitoring products for AI systems, to help organizations reduce AI reliability risks and maximize AI performance. Citadel AI was created by former engineers from Google Brain, Waymo, and Toyota with first-hand experience designing and deploying high-risk AI systems, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. The company is backed by The University of Tokyo's Innovation Platform (UTokyo IPC) and ANRI.

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