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AI Standards

Establish a plan for global engagement on promoting and developing AI standards (EO Sec. 11(b)) 

NIST will develop a plan for global engagement on promoting and developing AI standards. The goal is to drive the development and implementation of AI-related consensus standards, cooperation and coordination, and information sharing. That plan may address: AI nomenclature and terminology; best practices regarding data capture, processing, protection, privacy, confidentiality, handling, and analysis; trustworthiness, verification, and assurance of AI systems; and  AI risk management. 

Within 180 days of the date the plan is established, the Secretary of Commerce is to submit a report to the President on priority actions taken pursuant to the plan. These efforts are to be guided by principles set out in the NIST AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) and the US Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology, which NIST leads.

Furthermore, the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the director of NIST, shall publish an AI in Global Development Playbook that incorporates the AI RMF's principles, guidelines, and best practices into the social, technical, economic, governance, human rights, and security conditions of contexts beyond United States borders. (EO Sec. 11(c))

NIST welcomes inputs through February 2, 2024, by responses to a Request For Information.


Created December 21, 2023, Updated January 5, 2024