NCCoE Releases Draft Project Description for Mitigating AI Bias

Comment Now: NCCoE Draft
Project Description for Mitigating AI Bias 

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has
released a new draft project description, Mitigating
AI/ML Bias in Context: Establishing Practices for Testing, Evaluation,
Verification, and Validation of AI Systems
. Publication of this
project description begins a process to solicit public comments for the project
requirements, scope, and hardware and software components for use in a
laboratory environment.

We want your feedback on this draft to help refine the project.
The comment period is now open and will close on September 16, 2022.

To tackle the complex problem of mitigating AI bias, this project
will adopt a comprehensive socio-technical approach to testing, evaluation,
verification, and validation (TEVV) of AI systems in context. This approach
will connect the technology to societal values in order to develop guidance for
recommended practices in deploying automated decision-making supported by AI/ML
systems. A small but novel part of this project will be to look at the
interplay between bias and cybersecurity and how they interact with each other.

The initial phase of the project will focus on a proof-of-concept
implementation for credit underwriting decisions in the financial services
sector. We intend to consider other application use cases, such as hiring and
school admissions, in the future. This project will result in a freely
available NIST SP 1800 Series Practice Guide.

Upcoming Workshop Update

Earlier this month, we announced a hybrid workshop on Mitigating AI
Bias in Context on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
. The workshop will now
be virtual only via WebEx and will provide an opportunity to discuss this topic
and work towards finalizing this project description. You can register by
clicking on the above workshop link. We hope to see you there! 

We Want to Hear from You!

The public comment period for this draft is open through September
16, 2022. 
See the publication details for a copy of the draft and
instructions for submitting comments.

We value and welcome your input and look forward to your comments.