AI spurs huddle of lawmakers from more than half of states

The artificial intelligence company OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying output from ChatGPT, March 21, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

A bipartisan group of more than 60 state legislators from nearly 30 states is meeting this fall to gain a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence and discuss ways to regulate the technology, an effort that could lead to a raft of state-level AI legislation in 2024.

The working group held its first meeting on Sept. 14, which included an overview of AI, generative AI, and AI use cases, according to an emailed invitation shared with Pluribus News by Connecticut Sen. James Maroney (D), who is spearheading the effort. Maroney said the plan is for the working group to gather virtually every other week for at least another four or five meetings to hear from experts and review existing AI regulatory frameworks. 

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