NIST AI Risk Management Framework Aims to Improve Trustworthiness

NIST today released its Artificial
Intelligence Risk Management Framework
(AI RMF 1.0),
a guidance document for voluntary use by organizations designing, developing,
deploying or using AI systems to help manage the risks of AI technologies. The
Framework seeks to cultivate trust in AI technologies and promote AI innovation
while mitigating risk. The AI RMF follows a direction from
for NIST to develop the framework and was produced in
close collaboration with the private and public sectors over the past 18

AI RMF 1.0 was released at a livestreamed event today with Deputy
Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, Under Secretary for Technology and Standards
and NIST Director Laurie Locascio, Principal Deputy Director for Science and
Society in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Alondra Nelson,
House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member
Zoe Lofgren, and panelists representing businesses and civil society. A
recording of the event is available here.

NIST also today released, for public comment, a companion
voluntary AI RMF Playbook,
which suggests ways to navigate and use the framework, a Roadmap for future work to enhance the Framework and its
use, and the first two AI RMF 1.0 crosswalks with key AI standards and US and EU

NIST plans to work with the AI community to update the framework
periodically and welcomes suggestions for additions and improvements to the
Playbook at any time. Comments received through February 2023 will be
included in an updated version of the Playbook to be released in spring 2023.

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