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Rhode Island governor shares future of state’s AI task force

On this week’s Priorities podcast, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee and former Rep. Jim Langevin discuss the state’s new artificial intelligence task force, which Langevin created by executive order last March. “There’s two sides of this coin — there is a really positive side of the AI, and there’s a potentially damaging side of AI. So we have to get ahead of it on security reasons,” McKee says. The governor discusses the state’s new chief data officer position and what he hopes the new task force will accomplish in the next six months.

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Priorities Podcast


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.