The U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has filed a request for information (RFI) on the public and private use of artificial intelligence-based biometric technologies. 

More specifically the office ”requests input from interested parties on past deployments, proposals, pilots, or trials, and current use of biometric technologies for the purposes of identity verification, identification of individuals, and inference of attributes including individual mental and emotional states,” reads the filing.

The OSTP explained that this RFI is to understand the full extent and variety of biometric technologies in past, current, or planned use; the domains in which these technologies are being used; the entities making use of them; current principles; practices, or policies governing their use; and more. 

”OSTP seeks information and comments about AI-enabled biometric technology uses, including but not exclusive to the above.”

Response to this RFI is voluntary.