NIST Releases Concept Paper on AI Risk Management Framework for Public Comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on a concept paper for the Artificial intelligence risk management Framework, which aims to address risks in the design, development and use of AI systems.
The concept paper outlines the basic approach proposed for the framework and incorporates feedback gathered from an RFI issued in July and discussions from a workshop held in October, NIST said Tuesday.
According to the document, the structure of the IA RMF is similar to the guidelines used in the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Privacy Framework.
The agency is seeking feedback on the approach and suggestions on specific details and topics that reviewers would like to see in the first version of the framework, which NIST plans to release in early 2022 for public comment.
“The framework aims to foster the development of innovative approaches to address characteristics of reliability, including accuracy, explainability and interpretability, reliability, confidentiality, robustness, safety, security (resilience) and mitigation of unintended and/or harmful biases, as well as harmful uses,” according to the previous RFI published in the Federal Register.
NIST plans to unveil the first version of the framework in early 2023.