Business Meeting

Jan 25
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • 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
              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


    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 by Thursday, January 18, 2018.