NIST Calls for Information to Support Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that will assist in the implementations of its responsibilities under the recent Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The order directs NIST to develop guidelines for evaluation, red-teaming and more; facilitate development of consensus-based standards; and provide testing environments for the evaluation of AI systems. These guidelines and infrastructure will be a resource to help the AI community in the safe and trustworthy development and responsible use of AI.

The responses to the request for information will support NIST’s efforts to evaluate capabilities relating to AI technologies and develop a variety of guidelines called for in the Executive Order. The RFI specifically calls for information related to AI red-teaming, generative AI risk management, reducing the risk of synthetic content, and advancing responsible global technical standards for AI development.

NIST develops guidance through an open and transparent process that involves a wide range of stakeholders from industry, academia, government and civil society.

Responses will be accepted until Feb. 2, 2024, and will be posted to www.regulations.gov. The information collected will inform the drafting of guidance that NIST will release for public comment.