We all interact with software in our daily lives—you’re utilizing countless software programs to read this article on your phone or computer right now. Of course, software goes well beyond a computer screen. Software drives some of the most critical applications in the world, from defense systems to medical equipment, even the car you drive. […]
We we think about air travel today, we often associate it with flight delays, long security lines, and uncomfortable seats. However, in the early days of aviation, flying was considered more luxurious. Perhaps the first plane to provide this type of experience was the de Havilland Comet. The Comet was debuted by British Overseas Airways […]
If you read our last software blog, Challenges of Independent Verification & Validation of Intelligent Systems, you might have noticed that it seemed a little more…robotic than usual. That’s because we let ChatGPT write it for us. What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is a new AI tool that allows users to basically talk to a robot. […]
(This piece was written by ChatGPT. Learn more about this experiment here) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) is an important process for ensuring the safety and reliability of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) software systems that are used in safety-critical applications. These applications include self-driving cars, medical devices, military systems, and aviation systems, […]
When we go to a hospital or doctor’s office to be treated, we know that sometimes things might not go perfectly. Typically, we worry about the human elements. What happens if I don’t respond to the prescription my doctor gives me? What if a mistake during a routine surgery leaves me injured? However, one all-too-real […]
All computer systems rely on video controllers to process and deliver the signal that drives display. In some ways they go unnoticed, as they are often hidden inside the computer, suffering from “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome. But in reality, the importance of having a robust video controller can not be underestimated, especially […]
In safety-critical applications, cybersecurity vulnerabilities can have dire consequences.
MDR came into effect this week. The ground did not shake. The Earth did not open up and swallow us whole. So…is that it? Is it over?
It’s been a year—have you adjusted to the EU MDR Guidance on “Significant Change” and Clinical Evidence for Software?
EU MDRs were applied 21 Mar 2020, under highly unusual circumstances: the COVID-19 pandemic. MDCG guidance on key topics will assist industry compli with MDRs.