The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and growing in all spheres of life – science and technology are no exception. The IAEA has also been following up the direction the nuclear sector is taking in seizing the broad opportunities that AI offers.
While AI can bring great applied benefits, it can also present challenges due to its associated risks and ethical concerns. The appropriate integration of AI in the nuclear domain in full compliance with the safety, security and non-proliferation principles is of great interest to the IAEA.
At the AI event, the IAEA Director General, Rafael Mariano Grossi, delivers opening remarks and the event then follows by a high-level technical session featuring experts’ presentations on how AI is being adopted in some of the niche areas of radiation medicine, the nuclear power sector, and on the regulatory approach when using AI at industrial scale, as well as the expected role of the Agency in this regard.
Our CDO, Berenger Briquez, spoke on “Bridging the gap to ensure safe adoption and effective deployment of IA at nuclear power plants”. He highlighted the need to define categories of IA to promote a common framework and guidance worldwide in order to facilitate IA qualification and regulation. As well as the possibility of promoting AI scoring to ensure transparent risk assessment and intuitive reading for non-technical stakeholders. Another proposed initiative is the creation of an open data ecosystem to improve AI projects in some niches and nuclear power plant operations in the future.
Once again we thank the IAEA for having us with them at this conference.