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U.S. LEADERSHIP IN AI: A PLAN FOR FEDERAL ENGAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND RELATED TOOLS

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Elham Tabassi, Lisa Carnahan, Michael Hogan, Matthew Heyman

Abstract

Emphasizing the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) to the future of the U.S. economy and national security, on February 11, 2019, the President issued an Executive Order (EO 13859) directing Federal agencies to ensure that the nation maintains its leadership position in AI. Among its objectives, the EO aims to "Ensure that technical standards...reflect Federal priorities for innovation, public trust, and public confidence in systems that use AI technologies...and develop international standards to promote and protect those priorities." The EO directs the Secretary of Commerce, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to issue "a plan for Federal engagement in the development of technical standards and related tools in support of reliable, robust, and trustworthy systems that use AI technologies." This plan was prepared with broad public and private sector input. Prepared with extensive public and private sector input, this plan provides guidance for bolstering the engagement of Federal agencies in AI technical standards to promote continued U.S. leadership in AI. It focuses on the Federal government's role in advancing AI standards and priorities for research that support development of technically sound and fit for purpose standards. This plan recommends that the Federal government commit to deeper, consistent, long-term engagement in AI standards development activities to help the United States to speed the pace of trustworthy AI technology development.
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artificial intelligence, AI, standards, trustworthiness

Citation

Tabassi, E. , Carnahan, L. , Hogan, M. and Heyman, M. (2019), U.S. LEADERSHIP IN AI: A PLAN FOR FEDERAL ENGAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND RELATED TOOLS, OTHER, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 9, 2019, Updated March 6, 2024