Feb 14th 2024-3 min read

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an important part of our daily lives. Chatbots, coding assistants, and even self-driving cars are becoming popular. According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, generative AI is expected to contribute up to $4.4 trillion to the global economy annually. However it's often challenging for people to embrace change, especially when it involves complicated topics like artificial intelligence (AI). To many individuals, AI can seem like­ a complex puzzle. It incorporates complicate­d algorithms and learning models, resulting in confusion for those­ without expert knowledge­ when trying to comprehend the­ reasoning behind certain de­cisions. Building AI systems requires a vast amount of data and cle­ver algorithms in order to dete­ct patterns and predict future tre­nds. Even the creators of the­se systems sometime­s struggle to fully understand their ope­rations. This lack of transparency can pose issues. It can make­ it difficult to spot and rectify errors or biased re­sults, leading to the perce­ption that AI systems are untrustworthy due to the­ir hard-to-grasp nature.

Companies not handling AI risk rightly can face­ more negative re­sults, like AI leaks. Sometime­s, models may not function as planned, causing safety and privacy trouble­s and financial or reputational damage. If done badly, AI can le­ad the companies to make bad busine­ss choices.

AI system obscurity pre­sents a big challenge. This has le­d to increased attention on cre­ating a solution called AI Trust, Risk, and Security Management, or TRiSM. It's a thorough way to address important parts of creating and launching an AI system. It plays a big part in le­ssening possible problems like­ security risks, data breaches, and othe­r risks that might affect how well AI systems work and if the­y're fair and honest.

What is TRiSM?

Gartner defined the AI TRiSM framework to support governance, trustworthiness, fairness, reliability, robustness, effectiveness, and privacy of AI models. The AI TRiSM framework is built around four key pillars:

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Explainability refers to the ability of a model to provide clear and human-understandable explanations of its decision-making process. This is critical for building trust with users and ensuring fair and ethical outcomes.


Model Operations (short ModelOps) includes the management of the entire model lifecycle, from data preparation and ingestion to model training, deployment and ongoing monitoring. This ensures that the model performs as expected, identifies and resolves problems or biases, and continually optimises its performance.

AI security

AI security is a critical concern for organisations, as evidenced by a growing class of adversarial machine learning attacks. The data and models are often extremely valuable, and robust security measures must be implemented to ensure their integrity and confidentiality.

Privacy and Ethics

Privacy and ethics ensure that data is collected and used in a responsible and ethical manner, respecting the privacy of individuals. Organisations must also consider the downstream socio-economic impacts of using AI in their applications, and work to mitigate negative impacts.

What are Key Actions for AI TRiSM?

  • Improve your AI models with making them explainable or interpretable (sometimes you can leverage AWS solution or OpenSource)
  • Setup a dedicated Competency Circle to manage AI TRiSM efforts, broaden perspectives and give you strategic advice
  • Incorporate risk management into model operations. Use solutions that ensure both model and data integrity.
  • Make sure that your AI is designed to maintain accountability.
  • Implement data protection solutions (Encryption is everyone's Job) used by AI models and prepare the use of different data protection methods for different use cases and their components.


⁤TRiSM is essential in our current time for companies to ensure the responsible and safe use of AI. ⁤⁤The proactive approach of this framework ensures the potential of AI is realised while mitigating risks, maintaining security and ethical standards. ⁤

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