The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking industry input on ways to develop standards for artificial intelligence (AI) after a federal executive order gave them 180 days to complete the task. This interesting news came to us from Digital Insurance in their article, “NIST asks for help to create standards for artificial intelligence.”

NIST will issue a draft outline of a federal engagement plan. They will be hosting a workshop on May 30 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as well as a webcast. Based on the workshop discussion and outcome, the agency will then prepare a draft plan for public and agency review.

“Timely and fit-for-purpose AI technical standards, whether developed by national or international organizations, will play a crucial role in the development and deployment of AI technologies, and will be essential to building trust and confidence about AI technologies and for achieving economies of scale,” according to the agency.

A request for information was published in the Federal Register on May 1 and comments must be received by May 31. Relevant comments will be posted here.

Melody K. Smith

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