Washington, DC – This week, the Center for Security and Emerging Technology joined 200 of the nation’s leading AI stakeholders as a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) AI Safety Institute Consortium. CSET will provide the Consortium with its expertise in the development of policies that promote the responsible, safe, and reliable deployment of AI tools.
The Consortium will bring together AI creators and users, academics, government and industry researchers, and civil society organizations to support the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy AI. It will be housed within the newly established U.S. AI Safety Institute, which is charged with contributing to priorities outlined in the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on AI.
“The U.S. government has a significant role to play in setting the standards and developing the tools we need to mitigate the risks and harness the immense potential of artificial intelligence. President Biden directed us to pull every lever to accomplish two key goals: set safety standards and protect our innovation ecosystem. That’s precisely what the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium is set up to help us do,” said Secretary Raimondo.
“Building safe AI will require a multitude of approaches and the perspectives of many. We’re proud to serve as a voice in this conversation and are eager to help the Consortium do the hard work that will be needed for a responsible and safe AI ecosystem,” said CSET Senior Fellow Heather Frase.
CSET’s AI Assessment team has consistently advised NIST on the development of its AI Risk Management Framework and helped develop specific guidance for AI developers looking to apply the RMF’s principles to their work across various sectors. Their contributions to the Consortium will build upon these existing efforts and a robust foundation of research so that U.S. AI governance policies can be most effective.
To learn more about CSET’s work on these issues, please reach out to Danny Hague (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A policy research organization within Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, CSET provides decision-makers with data-driven analysis on the security implications of emerging technologies. CSET is currently focusing on the effects of progress in artificial intelligence (AI), advanced computing and biotechnology. We seek to prepare a new generation of decision-makers to address the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies.