Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will celebrate tomorrow (Sunday) the World Standards Day, which falls on October 14th every year. This year, the event is celebrated under the theme “International Standards and 4th Industrial Revolution”.

Nouriya bint Sulaiman al-Kharousiya, Director of Standards Department at the Directorate General for Standards and Metrology at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, explained that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is taking part each year with the participation of the International Electrotechnical Commission and the International Telecommunication Union in choosing a logo for the day that is circulated to all member states to focus on and clarify the efforts of standardization in the selected topic.

She added that the choice of this year’s logo shows that the standards as they were crucial during the first industrial revolution more than 250 years ago plays a crucial role in the fourth revolution. She added that the fourth industrial revolution refers to emerging technologies that are working to blur the traditional boundaries between the physical and digital worlds, and that this growing link between people and things will affect the way we produce it.

She said that international standards are powerful way to ensure safety and reduce risk, as they can maintain data security standards, limit hackers, and facilitate the safety standards of robot interaction with humans, noting that the Fourth Industrial Revolution needs standard specifications.

Source: Oman News Agency