Gavin Newsom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to reporters in the spin room following the FOX Business Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 27, 2023 in Simi Valley, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

California publishes first report on generative AI risks, potential use cases

California's AI task force completed its first report on the benefits and many risks posed by generative artificial intelligence.
helicopter drops fire retardant
A helicopter drops fire retardant on the then-16,000-acre French Fire in central California on Aug. 24. (David McNew / Getty Images)

California’s wildfire tech R&D group has big plans

Deputy Chief Marcus Hernandez said his office's upcoming report will tell the governor which innovative new firefighting technologies show the most promise.
Sen. Scott Wiener
California state Sen. Scott Wiener attends the VIP reception at SF Pride 2023 Kick Off: “A Night Of Queer Entertainment” at The Castro Theatre on June 02, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Miikka Skaffari / Getty Images)

California lawmaker wants more transparency from generative AI

A new bill, drafted by state Sen. Scott Wiener, is the latest attempt by policymakers to ensure regulations keep pace with generative AI.