How states responded to AI in 2023

They largely started by first trying to understand it.
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)

The debut of the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT a year ago thrust a technological issue onto policymakers and government officials across the country, forcing them to first understand AI before moving to erect regulatory guardrails to avoid its potential pitfalls.

Dozens of lawmakers have been studying the issue this fall as part of a multi-state working group. Legislative proposals are likely to start coming fast and furious in the new year.

Here is what states did in 2023.

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