The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is calling out for public feedback to gain insights about the current global artificial intelligence (AI) market, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is encouraging relevant stakeholders to get involved.
The feedback will help to provide clarity about stakeholder concerns around international AI policies, regulations, and other measures which may impact U.S. exports of AI technologies. Additionally, the request for information (RFI) includes inquiries related to AI standards development.
On a broader level, the stakeholder feedback will provide the DOC with a stronger understanding of the AI landscape, as AI impacts existing economic sectors and industries, creates new areas for innovations, and makes its way into global trade discussions. Responses will also be used to inform ITA efforts to promote an international environment that supports U.S. AI research and innovation, opens markets for U.S. AI technologies, and enhance the U.S. technological advantage in AI.
The RFI is the DOC’s latest effort to drive U.S. innovation and global competitiveness in critical and emerging technologies, including AI. In May 2022, the DOC announced the launch of its National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which serves to provide the federal government insights into AI-related issues and complement the Department’s work with international partners – including the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).
Those that are interested in participating in the RFI can access it via the August 16 Federal Register, which requests more information about standards development activities related to AI. ANSI encourages relevant stakeholders to respond by the ITA’s deadline of October 17, 2022.