WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received roughly 1,447 written comments in response to its Artificial Intelligence Accountability Policy Request for Comment (RFC), which was issued in April and is part of President Biden’s commitment to seizing the opportunities AI presents while managing its risks.
The comments are available to the public at Regulations.gov: https://www.regulations.gov/docket/NTIA-2023-0005/comments
NTIA launched its RFC to advance efforts to ensure that AI systems work as claimed – and without causing harm. The insights gathered through this RFC will help inform the Biden Administration’s ongoing work on a cohesive and comprehensive federal government approach to AI-related risks and opportunities.
NTIA sought feedback on what policies can support the development of AI audits, assessments, certifications, and other mechanisms to create earned trust in AI systems, raising confidence that they are trustworthy. Much as financial audits create trust in the accuracy of a business’s financial statements, such mechanisms can help provide assurance that an AI system does what it is intended to do without adverse consequences.
These comments will help inform a forthcoming report from NTIA setting out policy recommendations on the mechanisms that can create earned trust in AI systems.
Interested in knowing more about the comments received regarding AI Policy Assurance?
Visit Regulations.gov to see the complete list of comments.
About the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that advises the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, advancing public safety communications, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.