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Here’s how California’s state government plans to use, study AI

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Chase DiFeliciantonio

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday recognizing the risks and potential benefits of emerging AI technology for the state government, and ordering a number of departments to outline how the tech tools might best be harnessed by the state.

The order requires the California Department of Technology and other agencies to study how generative artificial intelligence might be used by state workers and to eventually create training for how they might use it, while also creating guidelines for protecting vulnerable communities from its potential harms.