Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has signed an executive order (EO) to establish the Artificial Intelligence Strategic Task Force to study artificial intelligence and generative AI (GenAI) technologies and their impact on the state, private businesses, higher education institutions, and constituents.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into effect last week an order that outlines how her administration plans to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) solutions – aligned with D.C.’s values – in government services to better serve Washingtonians.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order (EO) that will create a task force to recommend policies for the responsible and effective use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technologies in state executive-branch agencies.

The Biden-Harris administration this week announced the creation of the AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC), which will unite more than 200 AI creators and users, academics, government and industry researchers, and civil society organizations in support of the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy AI.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced this week the establishment of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines), awarding 10 teams a potential $1.6 billion over the next decade.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said today it issued a declaratory ruling that bans the use of voice cloning technologies made possible by artificial intelligence in the case of unwanted robocalls to consumers.

In line with the Biden administration’s recent executive order on AI, the Department of Transportation (DoT) has launched a new opportunity for small businesses to leverage advancements in AI to improve transportation.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is eyeing Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) as a means to enhance customer service for businesses and help businesses file their taxes.

The “No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas and Unauthorized Duplications (AI FRAUD) Act” – introduced this week by Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., and Maria Salazar, R-Fla. – aims to protect Americans’ identities from misuse via AI.

A bipartisan group of House members introduced the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Literacy Act with the goal of codifying AI literacy as a key component of digital literacy and creating opportunities to incorporate AI literacy into existing educational programs.

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