The Official State Gazette (BOE) has published this Saturday the award for 2.3 million euros (taxes included) to the temporary union of companies (UTE) between Deloitte and Odiseia the creation of a certification in the form of a “seal” that ensure that companies and entities that implement artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms do so in an “ethical, robust and non-discriminatory” way.
Specifically, the joint venture between Deloitte and Odiseia has been awarded the main lot of the “services for the development of artificial intelligence impact plansdevelopment of a seal and study services related to AI systems experimentation environments.”
The Ministry of Economy specifies in the technical specifications that the certification “it will be a voluntary process for companies” and that “to increase the success” of the initiative, “mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of the seal” and “dissemination measures” must be deployed.
However, the lot awarded to the joint venture between Deloitte and Odiseia also includes the execution of the IA pilot in Spain (‘sandbox’) of the future European AI regulationas appears on the State’s public procurement portal and reported by Europa Press.
Regarding this, the specifications indicate that the successful bidder must carry out a monitoring of the pilot and the companiesas well as the closure of the AI pilot, including all standardization tasks.
“Starting from the initial guides of the pilot, the final guides for companies will be prepared to describe in detail how to comply with the requirements of the regulation, collecting the ‘feedback’ (observations) of the pilot. Adding new sector guides and complex use cases,” the document adds.
Protection of vulnerable groups
The other lot into which the general contract is divided has been awarded to NTT Data for two million euros (taxes included) and includes consulting services for the preparation of the “National plan for the protection of vulnerable groups in AI” and the “AI awareness and trust plan”.
NTT Data must evaluate the “Social impacts of the use of AI” for Spain and facilitate institutions in formulating public policies to “strategically” and “effectively” direct the area of AI.