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February 9, 2024

Digital Safety Research Institute Announces Participation in Department of Commerce Consortium

Building on UL’s 130-year history in testing and auding systems, the Digital Safety Research Institute (DSRI) is proud to announce its participation in the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) established by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). DSRI believes in the importance of independent assessment and measurement science to increase public safety in the AI/digital ecosystem.

The consortium will be housed under the U.S. AI Safety Institute (USAISI) and will contribute to priority actions outlined in President Biden’s landmark Executive Order, including developing guidelines for red-teaming, capability evaluations, risk management, safety and security, and watermarking synthetic content.

Through the establishment of the AISIC, NIST aims to help equip and empower others in collaboratively establishing a new measurement science that will enable the identification of proven, scalable, and interoperable measurements and methodologies to promote development of trustworthy AI and its responsible use. This is a critical challenge at a pivotal time.