Assessing policy proposals using AI

Continuing the discussion from Brainstorming policy ideas using AI:

AI tools, such as ChatGPT, can assist in assessing policy proposals by analyzing large amounts of text data and generating summaries and insights that can inform policy analysis. This is important because policy analysis involves evaluating the potential benefits and costs of different policy options, and language models can help policymakers and analysts identify and weigh the potential impacts of proposed policies on different stakeholders, as well as identify potential unintended consequences or trade-offs associated with different policy choices.

Sample AI prompts

List the pros and cons of the following policy proposal: __________

What are the potential economic benefits and drawbacks of implementing __________ policy versus __________ policy?

How might __________ policy impact marginalized communities, and what measures could be taken to mitigate potential harm?

What are the likely short-term and long-term consequences of implementing __________ policy versus __________ policy, and how do they compare?

How might different policy options impact the environment, and what are the potential trade-offs between economic growth and environmental sustainability in the context of __________ policy?

What are the potential implications of __________ policy for public health and safety, and how might these implications be addressed?

How might __________ policy affect international relations and diplomatic considerations?

What are the legal and ethical implications of __________ policy, and how might these considerations be factored into policy analysis and decision-making?

How might __________ policy impact the allocation of resources and funding, and what are the potential trade-offs between different investment priorities?

What are the potential consequences of doing nothing in the context of __________ policy, and how does this compare to the potential impacts of implementing different policy options?

How might __________ policy affect public opinion and perception, and how might this factor into policy analysis and decision-making?

List some policy analysis tools and techniques

What policy analysis technique could be used to analyse __________?

How this image was created using AI

The following prompt was used with ChatGPT (GPT-4):

Explain the process of assessing policy proposals in policymaking. Then suggest some prompts that could be used to generate an image to accompany a website post about the topic.

One of the prompts suggested by ChatGPT was as follows:

A checkmark on one of several options, indicating the selection of the best policy proposal.

This prompt was then used to create an image using Image Creator from Microsoft Bing.