Kevin Gilbertson

Vermont AI Director Josiah Raiche, left, and Montana Chief Information Officer Kevin Gilbertson presents on generative artificial intelligence at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ annual conference in Minneapolis on Oct. 9, 2023. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Ethics before adoption on generative AI, say state officials

Vermont AI director Josiah Raiche, who wants to create a coalition of state AI directors, encouraged a NASCIO conference to put ethics first.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (William Campbell-Corbis / Getty Images)

Montana Gov. Gianforte names new CIO

Kevin Gilbertson, a former executive at a regional cloud services firm, will be the state's new IT chief, succeeding Tim Bottenfield, who retired last year.