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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s AI Roundtable Following Launch of First-Ever Consortium Dedicated to AI Safety


Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Under Secretary Laurie Locascio, Director of the AI Safety Institute Elizabeth Kelly, and Institute Chief Technology Officer Elham Tabassi gave remarks at a roundtable with leading AI developers and deployers in conjunction with the launch of the AI Safety Institute Consortium. Secretary Raimondo moderated the discussion, which ranged from the desire to prioritize the development of evaluations of AI models, to the need for education and communications around best practices in AI safety, to the importance of international interoperability. The Secretary expressed the Department of Commerce’s simultaneous commitment to AI safety and AI innovation, and attendees—all of whom are members of the newly established AI Safety Institute Consortium—articulated their eagerness to participate in Commerce’s work on these efforts. Attendees included representatives from Accenture, Amazon, EqualAI, IBM, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, SAS Institute and the University of Maryland.