Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications

Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications

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The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing the impacts of artificial intelligence.  While there is no singular definition, artificial intelligence encompasses a broad range of technologies that seek to approximate some aspect of human intelligence or behavior.  

In a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, the vast majority of the 1,896 experts anticipated that robotics and artificial intelligence will “permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025.”  The Commission’s artificial intelligence project will investigate the shape and speed of these changes in California and in society.

Through its public process, the Commission intends to study the key challenges of artificial intelligence in California, its economic implications and how it can be used to solve societal ills.  The Commission will review issues such as justice, equity, safety and privacy. The project will consider recent studies on workforce impacts, which could include both job creation and job displacement.  Possible mitigations and worker protections will be discussed as will examples of efforts to plan and prepare for innovations and labor transformations.  In addition, the Commission will review how artificial intelligence can be used as a key tool to address social problems such as HIV prevention.

Throughout its study, the Commission will consider the potential policy role of California state government in areas such as regulation, workforce development and retraining.

If you would like more information regarding this study, please contact Terri Hardy at terri.hardy@lhc.ca.gov or at 916-445-2125. To be notified electronically of meetings, events or when the review is complete, please send a request to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov.

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