Artificial
Intelligence
Community of
Practice

Artificial Intelligence (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 AI Community of Practice (AICoP) to foster awareness on AI and AI related projects, where participants have the opportunity to share best practices, use cases, resources, and lessons learned. The AICoP is open to anyone interested in engaging and collaborating on how to responsibly adopt AI technologies.

Schedule of Events

Guest Speaker: Frank Buytendijk – Gartner Research Fellow, co-lead Gartner Maverick Program and Gartner Global Scenarios Program
Topic:  Digital Ethics and AI Design Principles
Description: Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. AI gives technology the capacity to act with a certain autonomy — an early form of “agency,” or “life” with some poetic license. What can you learn from different views on the meaning of life to make sure the behaviors of AI match with what you call meaningful results? What are the latest developments in digital ethics? Which ethical principles are the most commonly cited around AI?

Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 11.30am – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual – Microsoft Teams
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FAQ

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 is a quarterly virtual forum. 

Past Events

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