Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

NIST will test frontier AI models for national security threats prior to deployment

By Mariam Baksh / July 2, 2024

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is embarking on an unprecedented initiative to test frontier artificial intelligence systems before they are deployed by industry, according to a leading official.

“This is going to be an entirely new U.S. government capacity to directly test frontier AI models and systems before deployment across a range of risks,” said Elizabeth Kelly. “In our initial pilot stage, we're focused especially on capabilities that could pose a threat to national security.”

Kelly, director of...

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