MongoDB, has become a founding member of the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC), a new initiative led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure the development of safe and reliable AI technologies.
This collaboration involves leaders from various sectors working towards creating trustworthy AI systems.
By joining the AISIC, MongoDB aligns with the consortium's mission to address the complexities of state-of-the-art AI technologies, such as foundation models, focusing on their societal impacts and individual risks.
The effort aims to establish a framework for measuring and verifying AI systems' safety, fostering responsible AI use across industries.
Lena Smart, MongoDB's Chief Information Security Officer, highlighted the importance of secure AI deployment, said:
"Our commitment to the AISIC underscores our dedication to guiding organizations in deploying AI systems that are both innovative and safe," Smart stated, highlighting MongoDB's focus on a human-centered approach to AI safety.
The consortium, backed by over 200 organizations, seeks to navigate the challenges and opportunities AI presents, leveraging MongoDB's expertise in multi-cloud systems, AI technology integration, and data protection.
This partnership reflects a broader governmental effort, as noted by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, to maintain America's leadership in AI innovation while ensuring safety and ethical standards.
MongoDB's participation in the AISIC looks a key step in promoting the safe development and application of AI technologies.
Through this consortium, MongoDB aims to contribute its vast experience in modern application development and data security to the collective effort of shaping the future of AI safety standards.
This initiative not only indicate MongoDB's role in advancing technology but also its commitment to ethical and responsible AI use, aligning with national efforts to harness AI's potential responsibly.
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