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AI Risk Management Framework

On April 29, 2024, NIST released a draft publication based on the AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) to help manage the risk of Generative AI. The draft AI RMF Generative AI Profile can help organizations identify unique risks posed by generative AI and proposes actions for generative AI risk management that best aligns with their goals and priorities. Developed over the past year and drawing on input from the NIST generative AI public working group of more than 2,500 members, the guidance centers on a list of 12 risks and more than 400 actions that developers can take to manage them. More information is available here.

On April 30, 2024, NIST posted a crosswalk between the NIST AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) and the Japan AI Guidelines for Business (AI GfB.) 

In collaboration with the private and public sectors, NIST has developed a framework to better manage risks to individuals, organizations, and society associated with artificial intelligence (AI). The NIST AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) is intended for voluntary use and to improve the ability to incorporate trustworthiness considerations into the design, development, use, and evaluation of AI products, services, and systems.

Released on January 26, 2023, the Framework was developed through a consensus-driven, open, transparent, and collaborative process that included a Request for Information, several draft versions for public comments, multiple workshops, and other opportunities to provide input. It is intended to build on, align with, and support AI risk management efforts by others.

A companion NIST AI RMF Playbook also has been published by NIST along with an AI RMF RoadmapAI RMF Crosswalk, and various Perspectives. In addition, NIST is making available a video explainer about the AI RMF.

On March 30, 2023, NIST launched the Trustworthy and Responsible AI Resource Center, which will facilitate implementation of, and international alignment with, the AI RMF.

To view public comments received on the previous drafts of the AI RMF and Requests for Information, see the AI RMF Development page.

Prior Documents

AI RMF Engagement Timeline: starts with January 2021 request for information and covers different dates of activities until the January 2023 release of the AI Risk Management Framework


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