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RTI announces participation in Department of Commerce consortium dedicated to AI safety

More than 200 leading AI collaborators will help advance the development and deployment of safe, trustworthy AI under new U.S. government safety institute

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, today announced that it has joined more than 200 of the nation’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) to participate in a Department of Commerce initiative to support the development and deployment of trustworthy and safe AI.

Established by the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) will bring together AI creators and users, academics, government and industry researchers, and civil society organizations to meet this mission.

“This is an exciting opportunity for RTI to share our expertise from working with AI on real-world projects with human impact and collaborate with others working towards the safe and trustworthy use of AI,” said Emily Hadley, a research data scientist in RTI’s Center for Data Science and AI who will lead RTI’s involvement. 

The consortium includes companies and organizations that are on the frontlines of developing and using AI systems, as well as the civil society and academic teams that are building the foundational understanding of how AI can and will transform our society. These entities represent the nation’s largest companies and its innovative startups; creators of the world’s most advanced AI systems and hardware; key members of civil society and the academic community; and representatives of professions with deep engagement in AI’s use today.

The consortium, which includes state and local governments, as well as non-profits, will also work with organizations from like-minded nations that have a key role to play in setting interoperable and effective safety around the world.

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