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AI RMF Development & Request for Information

NIST has prepared a brief summary of RFI responses in advance of the workshop on October 19-21.

NIST intends the Framework to provide a prioritized, flexible, risk-based, outcome-based, and cost-effective approach that is useful to the community of AI developers, users, and decision makers. The development process will involve several iterations to encourage robust and continuing engagement and collaboration with interested stakeholders.

NIST is soliciting input from all interested stakeholders, seeking to understand how organizations and individuals involved with designing, developing, using, or evaluating AI systems might be better able to address the full scope of AI risk and how a framework for managing AI risks might be constructed. A Request for Information (RFI) was issued on July 29, 2021, with responses due to NIST by August 19, 2021. The date for responses was extended to September 15Building on its recent efforts, NIST will organize open workshops to support the Framework’s development. 

Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Email: Comments in electronic form may also be sent to AIframework [at] in any of the following formats: HTML; ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF. 

Electronic submission: Submit electronic public comments via the Federal e- Rulemaking Portal.

  1. Go to and enter NIST-2021-0004 in the search field,

  2. Click the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields, and

  3. Enter or attach your comments.

A template for providing comments is available here.

Created July 28, 2021, Updated October 15, 2021