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NIST Seeks Feedback on Draft Plan to Drive AI Dev’t

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Jeff Brody

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for public input on a draft plan to promote government and industry engagement in artificial intelligence initiatives for economic and national security applications. 

The Commerce Department component said in a statement that the “U.S. Leadership in AI: Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools” strategy will focus on developing AI-related standards, promoting coordination among federal leaders, driving AI “trustworthiness” research, expanding public-private partnerships and driving international collaborations.

“The federal government has an important role to play, in partnership with industry and academia, to ensure that the U.S. maintains its leadership in AI. We want to make the most of this technology, while ensuring safety, privacy and security,” said Walter Copan, NIST director and undersecretary of commerce for standards and technology.

The draft plan was created to support the American AI Initiative and comply with a February 2019 Executive Order on push U.S. leadership in AI. Interested parties may submit feedback through July 19.

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