Inside AI Policy

February 24, 2024

Raimondo selection of NIST AI institute leaders emphasizes safety testing, financial impacts

By Rick Weber / February 7, 2024

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has appointed a White House economic policy advisor and a key NIST official on AI risk management to lead the agency’s newly formed AI Safety Institute, an announcement that stresses the broad economic impacts of artificial intelligence technologies and doubles down on NIST’s central role in setting the standards for testing the safety and security of emerging AI products.

“For the United States to lead the world in the development of safe, responsible AI, we need...

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