Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing our lives. The astounding growth of AI capabilities have resulted in a vast variety of new technologies, including autonomous vehicles as well as the connected Internet of Things devices in our homes. AI is also assisting in the creation of a brain-controlled robotic arm that will assist a person who is paralyzed to feel normal again by using complex brain-computer interfaces that are direct to the human brain. These AI-powered technology is revolutionizing and enhancing the majority of aspects of our economy and society all the way from healthcare and commerce to cybersecurity and transportation. But the creation and application of the latest technology is not without risks and technical hurdles.
NIST is a key contributor to the research, standards, and data needed to fully realize the potential in AI (AI) as an enabler of American innovation, improve our economic security, and enhance our lives. The majority of our work is focused on building confidence in the development, design and application for artificial intelligence (AI) technology and systems. We do this through:
Cultivating Trust in AI Technologies
AI and Machine Learning (ML) is changing the ways society approaches security issues and threats to national security, both in terms of economic and opportunities. It is used in genomics, video and image processing materials as well as natural language processing wireless spectrum monitoring and much more. The technology must be developed and implemented in a responsible and trustworthy way.
Although the answer to what is what makes an AI technology reliable could depend on the person you inquire, there are a few essential characteristics that can be considered trustworthy, such as accuracy, explanationability and interpreability. Also, it is able to provide privacy security, reliability as well as security (resilience) and the reduction of bias that is harmful. The principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability must be taken into account especially when deploying and usage. Credible data, standards, and evaluation, validation and verification are crucial to the successful implementation of AI technology.
The delivery of the required measurement, standards, and other tools is the primary goal of NIST’s portfolio of AI initiatives. This is an area in which NIST is a specialist with a particular responsibility and know-how. NIST is heavily dependent on input from stakeholders, such as through workshops, and also issues many publications as drafts for comments.
U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints 27 Members to National AI Advisory Committee
Initial appointments of the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC) has been made public. These 27 specialists will provide advice to on behalf of the President as well as the National AI Initiative Office on many questions related to artificial intelligence (AI). The committee will convene its initial meeting on May 4th 2022. The meeting will be accessible for public viewing via broadcast. Can Dogs Eat Peanuts
NIST Seeks Comments on Draft AI Risk Management Framework, Offers Guidance on AI Bias
To encourage the development and application of AI (AI) technology in systems and technologies that are reliable and accountable, NIST today released for public comment the first design of an AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF). The draft addresses risk when it comes to the development, design and use of AI systems. The framework for voluntary participation is designed to increase understanding and assist