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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: Joy Bonaguro – Statewide Chief Data Officer, Government Operations Agency
Topic: Introducing Data Science in Legacy Organizations
Date: December 13, 2021
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Virtual – Microsoft Teams
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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

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