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The U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) has been launched to bring together over 200 leading AI stakeholders to promote the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy AI. The consortium, housed under the U.S. AI Safety Institute (USAISI), will support the priorities outlined in President Biden's Executive Order on AI, including the development of guidelines for red-teaming, risk management, safety and security, and watermarking synthetic content. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo highlighted the role of the consortium in setting standards and protecting the innovation ecosystem. The goal is to maintain America's competitive edge and develop AI responsibly.
"The U.S. government has a significant role to play in setting the standards and developing the tools we need to mitigate the risks and harness the immense potential of artificial intelligence. President Biden directed us to pull every lever to accomplish two key goals: set safety standards and protect our innovation ecosystem. That's precisely what the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium is set up to help us do," said Secretary Raimondo. "Through President Biden's landmark Executive Order, we will ensure America is at the front of the pack - and by working with this group of leaders from industry, civil society, and academia, together we can confront these challenges to develop the measurements and standards we need to maintain America's competitive edge and develop AI responsibly."
"To keep pace with AI, we have to move fast and make sure everyone - from the government to the private sector to academia - is rowing in the same direction. Thanks to President Biden's landmark Executive Order, the AI Safety Consortium provides a critical forum for all of us to work together to seize the promise and manage the risks posed by AI"