Artificial Intelligence Community

The mission of the Artificial Intelligence Community (AIC) is to bring state experts together in shaping the future of ethical, transparent, and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AI has the potential to create significant opportunities for government transformation, enabling greater efficiency while improving the accuracy and effectiveness of decision-making and service delivery. The California Department of Technology (CDT) is leading a statewide, internal AIC to foster awareness on AI and to share best practices, use cases, resources, and lessons learned. The AIC is open to state employees interested in engaging and collaborating on how to responsibly adopt AI technologies.

Schedule of Events

Guest Speaker: AIC Meeting
Date: November 9, 2023
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm PST

Stay Informed


What is Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes action that maximizes its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term “Artificial Intelligence” is used to describe machines (or computers) that mimic cognitive functions that humans associate with human minds, such as learning and problem solving.

How often does this forum meet: This virtual forum meets every other month. 

Past Events

November 30, 2022

Guest Speaker: Aaron Shum – Vice President, Research – Security & Privacy, Info-Tech
Topic: Privacy-proof your AI Technology

April 6, 2022

Guest Speaker: Micah Musser, Research Analyst, Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Topic: Vulnerabilities and Applications

December 13, 2021

Guest Speaker: Joy Bonaguro – Statewide Chief Data Officer, Government Operations Agency

Topic: Introducing Data Science in Legacy Organizations

September 23, 2021

Guest Speaker: Frank Buytendijk – Gartner Research Fellow, co-lead Gartner Maverick Program and Gartner Global Scenarios Program

Topic: Digital Ethics and AI Design Principles

June 30, 2021

Guest Speaker: Ashley Casovan
Topic: Adopting Responsible AI Practices in Government

April 5, 2021

Guest Speaker: Noel Corriveau – Senior Counsel at INQ Data Law
Topic: Regulating AI

January 14, 2021

Guest Speaker: Natalia Modjeska – Director, Research and Advisory at InfoTech Research Group
Topic: Machine Bias

October 1, 2020

Guest Speaker: Natalia Modjeska – Director, Research and Advisory at InfoTech Research Group
Topic: What is Artificial Intelligence