Utah Gov. Spencer Cox
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at a launch event for the state’s Office of AI Policy on July 8, 2024. (Utah Department of Commerce)

Utah opens AI policy office, learning lab

Utah's new Office of Artificial Intelligence Policy aims to help businesses overcome regulatory snags, while protecting the public from potential harms.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a press conference at Woodland High School on April 5, 2023 in Marble Hill, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images)

Missouri governor vetoes school surveillance tech bill

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson vetoed a bill that he said seemed to violate state procurement laws because it described "a specific vendor’s platform.”
Jeff Landry
U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry joined by about 20 members of the Republican House of Representatives freshman class, calls on the Senate pass the budget that cleared the House last April during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Louisiana governor vetoes political deepfakes bill

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry vetoed a bill limiting the use of artificial intelligence-generated deepfakes. Similar laws are passing easily in other states.
Hawaii Gov. Josh Green
Hawaii Gov. Josh Green speaks during a press conference about the destruction of historic Lahaina and the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui in Wailuku, Hawaii on August 10, 2023. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images)

Hawaii governor names nonprofit director as new CIO

Christine Sakuda, who's been advocating for Hawaii's IT modernization from a nonprofit, will now lead technology initiatives from within the state government.