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AI Policy Contributions

NIST expertise in AI enables the agency to make important technical contributions to the development of policies. NIST plays a key role as a neutral convener of organizations and individuals with disparate views about AI matters. The agency’s active participation in national and global discussions can help to shape the development of trustworthy and responsible AI.

Contributing to Federal Engagements that Explore or Determine AI-Related Policies

Participating in Major AI Forums

  • NIST engages with private, public, and non-profit organizations – directly and via international forums and other dialogues – about AI-related policies that align with NIST’s mission and technical contributions. NIST also convenes national and international stakeholders to ensure two-way communications on select AI-related issues.

Developing Guidance for Sharing AI Data

  • Congress assigned NIST with developing guidance to facilitate voluntary data sharing arrangements among industry, federally funded research centers, and federal agencies to advance AI research and technologies. That includes offering options for partnership models between government entities, industry, universities, and nonprofits that incentivize each to share the data they have collected. 
Created July 26, 2021, Updated April 5, 2022