The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the current state, plans, challenges, and opportunities related to artificial intelligence (AI) technical standards, as well as priority areas for federal involvement in AI standards-related activities. 

NIST’s request comes pursuant to the February 11, 2019, Executive Order (EO) on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, which directs NIST to create a plan for federal government engagement in the development of technical standards and related tools in support of reliable, robust, and trustworthy systems that use AI technologies. For assistance in developing the plan, NIST is seeking input from federal agencies, the private sector, academia, non-governmental entities, standards organizations, and others with an interest and expertise in AI. 

NIST has scheduled a workshop on May 30 at its headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD, to engage stakeholders in discussions that will advance the development of the AI plan. For registration, see the NIST Federal Engagement in Artificial Intelligence Standards Workshop event page.

The deadline for comments is May 31.