The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Department of State and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is inviting feedback from experts to develop a playbook for global AI development.
Authorities are seeking input from individuals situated in countries representing the global majority, aiming to gather insights on the challenges hindering the responsible design and implementation of AI technologies in alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Development AI Guidelines stem from the Executive Order issued in October 2023, focusing on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Utilization of AI.
“Comments containing information in response to this notice must be received on or before March 1, 2024. Submissions received after that date may not be considered,” the document reads.
USAID is also in the process of hiring a Chief Data Officer (CDO). The position is located in the Bureau for Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at USAID headquarters in Washington, DC.
“The incumbent leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities. Applies knowledge of data, information, processes, organizational interactions, skills, and analytical expertise, as well as systems, networks, and information exchange capabilities to manage acquisition programs,” the job listing said.
Moreover, the CDO will oversee responsibilities related to the acquisition of hardware, software, and information systems, along with other program management policies.