NIST Launches ARIA, a New Program to Advance Sociotechnical Testing and Evaluation for AI

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July 2, 2024 | Originally published by NIST on May 28, 2024

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a new testing, evaluation, validation, and verification (TEVV) program intended to help improve understanding of artificial intelligence’s capabilities and impacts.

Assessing Risks and Impacts of AI (ARIA) aims to help organizations and individuals determine whether a given AI technology will be valid, reliable, safe, secure, private, and fair once deployed. The program comes shortly after several recent announcements by NIST around the 180-day mark of the Executive Order on trustworthy AI and the U.S. AI Safety Institute’s unveiling of its strategic vision and international safety network.

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