It is widely acknowledged that “trustworthiness” in artificial intelligence (AI) systems is critical to their development and appropriate use in all parts of our society. That’s easier said than done, of course, and there is little agreement on what constitutes trustworthy AI and the research, standards, and policy steps needed to define and achieve the goal of trustworthy AI systems.
This workshop kicks off a NIST initiative involving private and public sector organizations and individuals in discussions about building blocks for trustworthy AI systems and the associated measurements, methods, standards, and tools to implement those building blocks when developing, using, and testing AI systems. NIST’s effort will be informed by a series of workshops that will follow this initial session.
The second workshop, set for August 18, 2020, aims to develop a shared understanding of one characteristic of trustworthiness – bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it. Future workshops on other technical requirements of trustworthy AI will be announced. All workshops for the immediate future will be virtual and are open to the public at no cost.
This launch event will bring together experts from the private and public sectors to engage in collaborative discussions. Details about the program and speakers will be announced shortly.
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Information about NIST’s other AI efforts is available here: https://www.nist.gov/topics/artificial-intelligence
Full Agenda (PDF)
1:30 PM ET - Welcome and keynote
Chuck Romine | Director, Information Technology Lab (ITL)
Walt Copan | NIST Director
2:00 PM ET – Panel
Lynne Parker | Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, The White House
Jason Matheny | Director, Center for Security & Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University
Francesca Rossi | AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM
Nicol Turner Lee | Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings
Eric Horvitz | Commissioner, National Security Commission on AI (NSCAI), Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft
2:30 PM ET- Moderated Discussion
3:30 PM ET - Q&A with Participants
3:50 PM ET- Closing Remarks