NIST Seeking Comments on Draft Plan for AI: Comment Period Closes July 19

A draft “Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools” is now available for public comment at  This draft reflects input from the public through responses to the Request for Information and the May 30th workshop held at NIST, as well comments from Federal agencies. The draft plan recommends four actions for federal engagement in AI technical standards:

  • bolster AI standards-related knowledge, leadership and coordination among federal agencies;
  • promote focused research on the trustworthiness of AI;
  • support and expand public-private partnerships; and
  • engage with international parties. 

Comments will be accepted through Friday, July 19, 2019 at In response to a February Executive Order, a final plan is due on August 10, 2019.