HiddenLayer, alongside OpenPolicy AI Coalition members, is excited to partner with the NIST U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC).

AUSTIN, Texas – February 8, 2024 – Today HiddenLayer, the leading security provider for artificial intelligence (AI) models and assets, announced that via the OpenPolicy AI Coalition, it joins in the participation of more than 200 of the nation’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) stakeholders 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.

“We proudly join the NIST Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium alongside a coalition of AI innovators brought together by OpenPolicy, supporting the trusted deployment of AI and advancing the administration’s policy goals,” said Chris Sestito, CEO & Co-Founder, HiddenLayer. “Our mission to provide the most comprehensive security solution for AI is rooted in our commitment to protect government, industry, and society at large from all emerging AI threats.”

“OpenPolicy and its coalition of innovative AI companies are honored to take part in AISIC. The launch of the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute is a necessary step forward in ensuring the trusted deployment of AI, and achieving the administration’s AI policy goals,” said Dr. Amit Elazari, CEO and Co-Founder, OpenPolicy. “Supporting the trusted deployment and development of AI entails supporting the development of cutting-edge innovative solutions needed to protect government, industry, and society from emerging AI threats. Innovative companies stand at the forefront of developing leading security, safety, and trustworthy AI and privacy solutions, and these are the communities we represent. Our AI coalition is committed to supporting the U.S. government and implementing agencies in this effort and will provide research, frameworks, benchmarks, policy support, and tooling to advance the trusted deployment and development of AI.”

“The U.S. government has a significant role to play in setting the standards and developing the tools we need to mitigate the risks and harness the immense potential of artificial intelligence. President Biden directed us to pull every lever to accomplish two key goals: set safety standards and protect our innovation ecosystem. That’s precisely what the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium is set up to help us do,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Through President Biden’s landmark Executive Order, we will ensure America is at the front of the pack – and by working with this group of leaders from industry, civil society, and academia, together we can confront these challenges to develop the measurements and standards we need to maintain America’s competitive edge and develop AI responsibly.”

The consortium includes more than 200 member 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 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 also includes state and local governments, as well as non-profits. The consortium 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.

The full list of consortium participants is available here.

About HiddenLayer

HiddenLayer, a Gartner-recognized AI Application Security company, helps enterprises safeguard the machine learning models behind their most important products with a comprehensive security platform. Only HiddenLayer offers turnkey security for AI that does not add unnecessary complexity to models and does not require access to raw data and algorithms. Founded in March of 2022 by experienced security and ML professionals, HiddenLayer is based in Austin, Texas. For additional information, including product updates and the latest research reports, visit www.hiddenlayer.com.


Hannah Williams
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