Governor Newsom signs executive order to prepare California for the progress of artificial intelligence

Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order to study the development, use, and risks of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the state and develop a responsible process for AI evaluation and deployment in state government. California, a global leader in AI innovation, aims to harness the benefits of GenAI (Generative Artificial Intelligence) while safeguarding against potential harms. The executive order includes provisions for risk analysis, procurement guidelines, reports on beneficial uses of GenAI, deployment frameworks, state employee training, partnerships with research institutions, legislative engagement, and ongoing impact evaluations. The state seeks to lead in technological progress while ensuring ethical, transparent, and trustworthy AI.