NIST Comment Deadline: Artificial Intelligence Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information to help NIST understand the current state, plans, challenges, and opportunities regarding the development and availability of artificial intelligence (AI) technical standards and related tools. NIST also requests information regarding priority areas for federal involvement in AI standards-related activities.

The February 11, 2019, Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence directs NIST to create 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. To assist in developing the plan, NIST will consult with Federal agencies, the private sector, academia, non-governmental entities, and other stakeholders with interest in and expertise relating to AI.

Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically by email. More information is available at this Federal Register notice and at this NIST website.

Trump to nominate Michael Kratsios to U.S. CTO role

Fed Scoop – Kratsios joined the White House two years ago in March 2017 and has served as the deputy U.S. CTO at the Office of Science and Technology Policy ever since. For much of those two years, however, he’s been the office’s defacto leader. OSTP was without a director until the Senate confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier to the role in January. The role of CTO has also been empty — until now.