6 ways AI is being used in the states

Monitoring for traffic violations and forest fires are among the ways states are using the technology.
Beach goers take to the waves on Waikiki Beach on June, 23, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

As state lawmakers race to figure out artificial intelligence’s implications and consider ways to track or regulate its use, state governments are beginning to deploy it as a useful tool.

Stanford University’s latest AI Index Report declares AI has “moved into its era of deployment” with new large-scale models such as ChatGPT and Whisper arriving on the scene almost monthly. Unlike in the past, the report notes, these machine learning models are emanating from industry not universities in yet another sign of the technology going mainstream.

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