The identical New York Metropolis administration to launch a “Rat Motion Plan” is again with an “Synthetic Intelligence Motion Plan.”
Mayor Eric Adams on Monday unveiled a citywide AI “motion plan” that pledged – in broad-brushstrokes – to guage AI instruments and related dangers, enhance AI expertise amongst metropolis workers and assist “the accountable implementation of those applied sciences to enhance high quality of life for New Yorkers,” in line with an announcement from the mayor’s workplace.
Town’s 51-page AI motion plan establishes a collection of steps the town will take within the coming years to assist higher perceive and responsibly implement the expertise that has taken the tech sector and broader enterprise world by storm in current months.
Whereas authorities use of automated applied sciences has usually courted controversy, New York Metropolis’s strategy to AI, to date, appears to be targeted on laying a framework for future AI use-cases in addition to partaking with outdoors specialists and the general public.
Step one listed within the metropolis’s AI motion plan is establishing an “AI Steering Committee” of metropolis company stakeholders. The doc goes on to record practically 40 “actions,” with 29 of these set to be began or accomplished inside the subsequent yr. Town mentioned it should publish an annual AI progress report to speak the town’s updates and implementation of the plan.
Additionally on Monday, metropolis officers mentioned the federal government was piloting the primary citywide AI-powered chatbot to assist enterprise homeowners navigate working and rising companies in New York Metropolis. The AI chatbot, already accessible in beta on the official metropolis of New York web site, was skilled on info from greater than 2,000 NYC Enterprise internet pages.
The chatbot makes use of Microsoft’s Azure AI providers, per a disclaimer on the instrument.
In an announcement asserting the AI motion plan, Mayor Adams acknowledged “the potential pitfalls and related dangers these applied sciences current,” and pledged to be “clear-eyed” about these.
The mayor additionally expressed hope that the motion plan will “strike a important steadiness within the international AI dialog — one that may empower metropolis businesses to deploy applied sciences that may enhance lives whereas defending in opposition to these that may do hurt.”