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April 12, 2024

NIST signs research deal for preventing AI misuse in biotech sciences

By Rick Weber / February 20, 2024

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has signed a two-year research agreement with a biotech science group on developing screening tools to prevent the misuse of artificial intelligence in the cutting-edge field of synthetic biology.

NIST says the agreement is part of its responsibilities under President Biden’s AI executive order for secure and safe AI uses.

“This agreement is the first step toward promoting safe research in engineering biology as tasked to NIST under the recent AI executive order,”...

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