The Center has submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to assist the agency in carrying out its responsibilities under sections 4.1, 4.5, and 11 of AI executive order.
In this submission, we make three main points:
- NIST should work with other federal agencies to craft well-defined policy objectives for safety and trust in their domains to guide NIST’s technical AI standards;
- NIST should consider pre-generation attack vectors when exploring techniques to reduce the potential risks from AI-enabled synthetic content;
- NIST should advocate for enhanced U.S. representation at international standards fora and coordinate better with the nation’s global network of standards attachés to advance responsible global technical standards for AI.