AI, Government and the Future

The Algorithmic Age: AI’s Impact on the Government 

AI, Government and the Future

Welcome to our weekly dive into the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the U.S. Government!

AI is progressing at an incredible pace, and we're just scratching the surface. With so much information out there, it can be overwhelming to keep up.

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Recent Guest Lennart Heim

In this episode of AI, Government, and the Future, we are joined by Lennart Heim, Research Fellow at the Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI), to discuss the complex landscape of AI compute governance. Lennart leads GovAI's compute governance work, exploring how computational resources influence the trajectory of AI development. The conversation covers the exponential growth in AI computing power, international frameworks for governing compute resources, and the challenges in balancing innovation and security.

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Looking Closer at Microsoft's Investment in UAE AI Vendor G42 - TechTarget

Microsoft plans to invest $1.5B in UAE-based AI vendor G42, securing a board seat and minority ownership. This follows other investments into global GenAI vendors and a focus on expansion into Europe and the Middle East. G42 will run its services on Microsoft Azure cloud, with both firms developing digital infrastructures across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. The investment also aids the deficit in data centers and reflects the global demand for AI technology. It also strengthens the US presence in the Middle East amidst the tech struggle with China and industry concerns around China’s access to AI systems. Microsoft will also back a $1B fund for UAE AI talent development.

The Number 

$237 Billion 

The New York Legislature is in the process of passing a $237B state budget, with a focus on advancing AI technology. Their goals include reducing infant mortality and penalizing misuse of AI. The budget includes the first increase since 2009 for local governments' special funds, financing programs and mitigating property taxes. These agreements will include $1.3B in school aid, increasing to $35.9B, as well as the development of 15,000 housing units on unused state land. Furthermore, over $400M in funding has been confirmed for Empire AI - an AI research and development hub with a state-of-the-art computing center at the University at Buffalo. This budget also criminalizes unauthorized use of a person's likeness, picture or voice. It also proposes a 24-hour paid annual prenatal personal leave and a $50M lift to the $715M AIM fund for local governments.


United States: Another Opportunity to Shape Government AI Acquisitions - Mondaq

The United States Air Force seeks information, through a Request for Information (RFI), for advanced AI & machine learning toolkits for cloud-based command and control. This would help improve tactical software apps and reduce workflow timelines. Submissions are open until April 26, 2024.

Virginia Governor Appoints Former Adviser as Chief Transformation Officer - StateScoop

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has appointed Robert Ward, former adviser and president of Skanska, as the state's new chief transformation officer, replacing Eric Moeller. Ward's role will involve supporting the agency's operational improvement through technology and leading complex projects.