Inside AI Policy

June 15, 2024


NIST examines voluminous public feedback on its roles in Biden AI order, under tight deadlines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collected hundreds of comment submissions on its assignments under President Biden’s Oct. 30 executive order on “the safe, secure, and trustworthy development and use of artificial intelligence,” and is sorting through input on issues such as the lines of responsibility between AI developers and deployers as it prepares a series of “deliverables” mandated by the EO.

NIST on Dec. 21, 2023 published a request for information on its tasks under the EO, with a Feb. 2 comment deadline. The agency turned down an industry request for an extension as NIST faces its own tight deadlines in the Biden order.

NIST is preparing a summary of the submissions though timing for release has yet to be announced.

The special report below provides easy access to Inside AI Policy’s complete coverage of the public submissions to NIST on its tasks under the executive order.

The NIST RFI sought feedback around EO Section 4.1 on “Developing Guidelines, Standards, and Best Practices for AI Safety and Security”; Section 4.5 on “Reducing the Risk of Synthetic Content”; and Section 11 on “Advanc[ing] responsible global technical standards for AI development.” ... READ MORE

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