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Generative AI is Coming to California’s Public Sector. What Now?

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We’ll talk with government officials and AI experts about the promise and concerns of using AI for public services.  (©Studio One-One via Getty Images)

In a recent executive order, Governor Gavin Newsom, directed state agencies to explore the possibilities for generative AI tools with the goal of implementing them as soon as this summer. Using generative AI in government agencies could help reduce traffic jams, make roads safer and provide tax guidance. But concerns have been raised about job loss, misinformation, privacy and automation bias. We’ll talk with government officials and AI experts about the promise and concerns of using AI for public services.

Guests:

Jason Elliott, deputy chief of staff to Governor Gavin Newsom

Jennifer Pahlka, author, “Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better”; senior fellow, the Nisaken Center and the Federation of American Scientists

Khaled Tawfik, chief information officer, Information Technology Department of the City of San Jose

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