Response to “Request for Information: Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework” (86 FR 40810)

September 16, 2021

Congress has directed NIST to work with the private and public sectors to develop a voluntary risk framework for AI—an initiative we applaud and support. It is a monumental undertaking: whereas NIST’s previous initiatives to develop risk guidance and frameworks have focused primarily on a single digital risk vertical— such as cybersecurity2—Congress has in effect tasked NIST with developing a framework for managing digital risks generally. AI is, after all, a species of digital technology, and will exist alongside or as a component of non-AI (classical) digital technologies for the foreseeable future.

 

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Andrew Grotto

Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Andrew Grotto

Gregory Falco

Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow, Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Gregory Falco