Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications

Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications

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Overview

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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  • January 25
    2018
    Business Meeting
    at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level, Sacramento,
    Business Meeting
    Agenda

    AGENDA

    Business Meeting
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VII at approximately 12:30 p.m.  (The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair). Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from October 26, 2017
       
    2. Forest Management  - Draft Report for Possible Adoption
       
    3. Closed Session
              PERSONNEL
              The Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters consistent with Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a)(1).
       
    4. Subcommittee Reports
       
    5. Project Selection
       
    6. Implementation and Impact Activity
       
    7. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office
    Public Notice

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2018

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Terri Hardy, Deputy Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the applications of artificial intelligence in California. The Commission will consider the key challenges of artificial intelligence, its economic implications for the state and how it can be used to solve societal ills.  The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear a discussion regarding artificial intelligence and employment. Representatives from McKinsey & Company and California Forward will discuss research on occupational disruption as a result of new technologies. Next, the Commission will hear from a University of Washington law and technology professor, who will discuss the major policy questions of artificial intelligence, its current and future applications and the importance of ensuring some form of in-house technical expertise for policymakers. The Commission will then hear from a panel on workforce impacts of artificial intelligence and automation. The panel, consisting of representatives from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the University of California, will discuss the positive and negative effects of automation, potential policy mitigations such as retraining and the role of government in supporting artificial intelligence.  Lastly, the Commission will hear from representatives of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, who will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in solving difficult social problems such as educating homeless youth about HIV and AIDS.  

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.  Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person.  The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the lower level conference room at 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Deputy Executive Director Terri Hardy at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, January 18, 2018.

  • January 25
    2018
    Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications
    9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
    Event
    Agenda

    AGENDA

    Public Hearing on Artificial Intelligence
    Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Employment

    1. Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey & Company (Written Testimony)
       
    2. Lenny Mendonca, Co-Chair, California Forward (Written Testimony)
       

    Artificial Intelligence Policy: A Primer and Roadmap for Government

    1. Ryan Calo, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law (Written Testimony)
       

    Workforce and Automation: Implications and Potential Mitigations

    1. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (Written Testimony)
       
    2. Annette Bernhardt, Senior Researcher, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (Written Testimony)
       
    3. Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (Written Testimony)
       

    Artificial Intelligence Takes on Societal Problems

    1. Eric Rice and Milind Tambe, Co-Directors, USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (Written Testimony)
    Public Notice

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2018

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Terri Hardy, Deputy Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the applications of artificial intelligence in California. The Commission will consider the key challenges of artificial intelligence, its economic implications for the state and how it can be used to solve societal ills.  The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear a discussion regarding artificial intelligence and employment. Representatives from McKinsey & Company and California Forward will discuss research on occupational disruption as a result of new technologies. Next, the Commission will hear from a University of Washington law and technology professor, who will discuss the major policy questions of artificial intelligence, its current and future applications and the importance of ensuring some form of in-house technical expertise for policymakers. The Commission will then hear from a panel on workforce impacts of artificial intelligence and automation. The panel, consisting of representatives from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the University of California, will discuss the positive and negative effects of automation, potential policy mitigations such as retraining and the role of government in supporting artificial intelligence.  Lastly, the Commission will hear from representatives of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, who will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in solving difficult social problems such as educating homeless youth about HIV and AIDS.  

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.  Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person.  The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the lower level conference room at 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Deputy Executive Director Terri Hardy at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, January 18, 2018.

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  • January 25
    2018
    Business Meeting
    at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level, Sacramento,
    Business Meeting
    Agenda

    AGENDA

    Business Meeting
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VII at approximately 12:30 p.m.  (The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair). Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from October 26, 2017
       
    2. Forest Management  - Draft Report for Possible Adoption
       
    3. Closed Session
              PERSONNEL
              The Commission will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters consistent with Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a)(1).
       
    4. Subcommittee Reports
       
    5. Project Selection
       
    6. Implementation and Impact Activity
       
    7. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office
    Public Notice

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2018

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Terri Hardy, Deputy Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the applications of artificial intelligence in California. The Commission will consider the key challenges of artificial intelligence, its economic implications for the state and how it can be used to solve societal ills.  The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear a discussion regarding artificial intelligence and employment. Representatives from McKinsey & Company and California Forward will discuss research on occupational disruption as a result of new technologies. Next, the Commission will hear from a University of Washington law and technology professor, who will discuss the major policy questions of artificial intelligence, its current and future applications and the importance of ensuring some form of in-house technical expertise for policymakers. The Commission will then hear from a panel on workforce impacts of artificial intelligence and automation. The panel, consisting of representatives from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the University of California, will discuss the positive and negative effects of automation, potential policy mitigations such as retraining and the role of government in supporting artificial intelligence.  Lastly, the Commission will hear from representatives of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, who will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in solving difficult social problems such as educating homeless youth about HIV and AIDS.  

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.  Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person.  The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the lower level conference room at 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Deputy Executive Director Terri Hardy at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, January 18, 2018.

  • January 25
    2018
    Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Implications
    9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
    Event
    Agenda

    AGENDA

    Public Hearing on Artificial Intelligence
    Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Employment

    1. Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey & Company (Written Testimony)
       
    2. Lenny Mendonca, Co-Chair, California Forward (Written Testimony)
       

    Artificial Intelligence Policy: A Primer and Roadmap for Government

    1. Ryan Calo, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law (Written Testimony)
       

    Workforce and Automation: Implications and Potential Mitigations

    1. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (Written Testimony)
       
    2. Annette Bernhardt, Senior Researcher, UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (Written Testimony)
       
    3. Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (Written Testimony)
       

    Artificial Intelligence Takes on Societal Problems

    1. Eric Rice and Milind Tambe, Co-Directors, USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (Written Testimony)
    Public Notice

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2018

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Terri Hardy, Deputy Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the applications of artificial intelligence in California. The Commission will consider the key challenges of artificial intelligence, its economic implications for the state and how it can be used to solve societal ills.  The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At the hearing, the Commission will first hear a discussion regarding artificial intelligence and employment. Representatives from McKinsey & Company and California Forward will discuss research on occupational disruption as a result of new technologies. Next, the Commission will hear from a University of Washington law and technology professor, who will discuss the major policy questions of artificial intelligence, its current and future applications and the importance of ensuring some form of in-house technical expertise for policymakers. The Commission will then hear from a panel on workforce impacts of artificial intelligence and automation. The panel, consisting of representatives from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the University of California, will discuss the positive and negative effects of automation, potential policy mitigations such as retraining and the role of government in supporting artificial intelligence.  Lastly, the Commission will hear from representatives of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, who will discuss the use of artificial intelligence in solving difficult social problems such as educating homeless youth about HIV and AIDS.  

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing.  Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person.  The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the lower level conference room at 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Deputy Executive Director Terri Hardy at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, January 18, 2018.