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Pennsylvania CIO explains purchase of ChatGPT licenses

On this week’s Priorities podcast, Pennsylvania Chief Information Officer Amaya Capellan says the state’s recent purchase of 50 enterprise ChatGPT licenses is a “natural way” for the state to get involved in generative artificial intelligence. Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the new pilot program with OpenAI earlier this month. Employees can use ChatGPT for tasks such as creating and editing copy, making outdated policy language more accessible and drafting job descriptions to help with recruitment and hiring. Capellan says the pilot project builds on a September 2023 executive order that set the groundwork for the state’s foray into AI.

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Each week, the Priorities Podcast will take you through the latest in state and local government technology news and analysis. The program will explore trending stories throughout the week, as well as feature conversations with top executives across government and industry on things like modernization, emerging technology and digital services.

Hosted by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.