At the beginning of the year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) along with an AI RMF Playbook and an AI RMF Roadmap to guide the future of artificial intelligence development. Chief of Staff of the agency’s Information Technology Laboratory Elham Tabassi explains the framework’s collaborative development and how it incorporates trustworthiness considerations into the design, development, use and evaluation of AI products, services and systems.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in government has only increased, enabling agencies to draw real-time analytics, streamline services and even help identify health conditions. However, the benefits are not risk free. Biased algorithms could reproduce existing inequities or embed new harmful bias and discrimination into outcomes, making ethical development and continuous monitoring essential.
This series features federal AI leaders across civilian and defense agencies discussing the latest developments in artificial intelligence and how they’re working to ensure these technologies are fair, transparent and secure.