Fundamental and Applied Research and Standards for AI Technologies
Artificial Intelligence is a strategic priority for NIST. As a non-regulatory research organization, NIST is uniquely positioned to deliver tools to measure and understand the capabilities and limitations of AI technologies and the underlying data that catalyzes them. NIST’s role in AI is to develop trust and confidence in AI systems. In FY 2018 NIST initiated Fundamental and Applied Research and Standards for AI Technologies (FARSAIT). The program is focused on enhancing trust in AI systems, by measuring and improving security, explainability and transparency of AI systems, as well as applying AI techniques to NIST research programs in areas including advanced materials discovery, robotic systems in manufacturing environments, and wireless networked control systems.
To ensure technical standards reflect Federal priorities for innovation, public trust, and confidence in systems that use AI technologies, NIST is participating in the development of international standards to promote U.S. competitiveness.
Funding opportunities are available through grants and cooperative agreements via the Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Program.
- NIST and the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (2/14/2019)
NIST is committed to fulfilling that responsibility in a timely way, engaging the public and private sectors in producing a plan within 180 days.
- ITL Director, Chuck Romine, gave a briefing on NIST AI Research Program to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology on June 5, 2018.
- NIST Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, James Olthoff gave a NIST and Artificial Intelligence presentation to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, June 5, 2018
- White House Announces Creation of Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (5/10/2018)
- White House Hosts Summit on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry (5/10/2018)