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Springtime Updates

A leadership transition, an Athens Roundtable report, and a few more big announcements!

April 17 2024

TFS joins U.S. NIST AI Safety Institute Consortium

TFS is collaborating with the NIST in the AI Safety Institute Consortium to establish a new measurement science that will enable the identification of proven, scalable, and interoperable measurements and methodologies to promote development of trustworthy AI and its responsible use.

March 25 2024

Towards Effective Governance of Foundation Models and Generative AI

We share highlights from the fifth edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law, and we present 8 key recommendations that emerged from discussions.

March 19 2024

The Fifth Edition of The Athens Roundtable to take place in Washington, D.C.

The Fifth Edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law will convene in Washington D.C. on November 30th and December 1st, 2023, to examine the risks associated with foundation models and generative AI, and explore governance mechanisms that could serve to reduce these risks.

Model Protocol for Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

The Future Society, with support from IEEE, has developed a model protocol to assist parties seeking to establish the trustworthiness of advanced tools used to review electronically stored information (ESI) in legal discovery.

October 2 2023

Response to NIST Generative AI Public Working Group Request for Resources

TFS submitted a list of clauses to govern the development of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS) to the U.S. NIST Generative AI Public Working Group (NIST GAI-PWG).

August 8 2023

Response to U.S. OSTP Request for Information on National Priorities for AI

Our response put forward national priorities focused on security standards, measurement and evaluation frameworks, and an industry-wide code of conduct for GPAIS development.

July 7 2023

Strengthening the AI operating environment

In a paper published at the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (Legal AIIA), Dr. Bruce Hedin and Samuel Curtis present an argument for distributed competence as a means to mitigate risks posed by AI systems.

June 21 2023

Response to U.S. NTIA AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment

Our response emphasized the need for scrutiny in the design and development of general-purpose AI systems (GPAIS). We encourage the implementation of third-party assessments and audits, contestability tools for impacted persons, and a horizontal regulatory approach toward GPAIS.

June 19 2023

Takeaways from the fourth edition of The Athens Roundtable

Held at the European Parliament in Brussels, the dialogue focused on implementation and enforcement of AI governance mechanisms at this critical juncture in human history.

March 28 2023

New year. New TFS.

2022 was a year of transition and growth at The Future Society.

January 24 2023

Working group publishes A Manifesto on Enforcing Law in the Age of AI

The Transatlantic Reflection Group on Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Age of “Artificial Intelligence” convened for a second year to draft a manifesto that calls for the effective and legitimate enforcement of laws concerning AI systems.

October 25 2022

Join us for the fourth edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law

The fourth edition of The Athens Roundtable on AI and the Rule of Law will take place December 1-2, 2022.

October 14 2022

MOOC on AI and the Rule of Law: Successful Completion of the Pilot Phase

Over 4,400 participants from over 140 countries registered for the online course exploring AI’s impact in and for justice.

May 12 2022

2021 Edition of the Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law

An international, cross-organizational dialogue on how to uphold the rule of law in the age of AI.

December 8 2021