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OMB Seeks Feedback on Data Use for AI R&D Efforts

Jeff Brody

The Office of Management and Budget is looking for public input on the use of federal data sets and models to support artificial intelligence research and development initiatives. According to a Federal Register notice posted Wednesday, such data may be used to accelerate AI development as part of the national AI strategic plan and support efforts to establish “trustworthiness” in the technology.

Trustworthy AI capabilities implement techniques spanning security, safety, transparency, fairness and explainability. OMB intends to implement feedback on the potential implications of using publicly available data as well as restricted data which “may or may not be useful or suitable for AI R&D and testing.”

Key areas in which the resulting AI developments will be implemented include agriculture, weather forecasting, healthcare, transportation, national security and manufacturing. OMB will accept responses from the public within 30 days of the notice's publication.

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