As employers expand artificial intelligence in hiring, few states have rules

Legislators are ‘late to the party’ on laws concerning artificial intelligence.

AI scam calls imitating familiar voices are a growing problem—here’s how they work

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Homelessness could have a 3D-printed solution

An innovative pilot in Chattanooga aims to tackle the challenge of sheltering homeless residents.

Biden’s EV charger rollout has begun. Will it deliver on environmental justice?

States are supposed to build EV charging stations while making sure their benefits reach disadvantaged communities. They’re off to a shaky start.

When it comes to employment decisions, it's not just AI that may have biases

New York City’s new law meant to reduce AI-based discriminatory hiring practices is incomplete, experts say. The legislation fails to address human bias, among other loopholes.

Don’t fear AI, but prepare for its wider use

Governments should help build a talent pipeline for artificial intelligence jobs, one expert advises.

Chattanooga Looks to Become 'Citywide Testbed for Future Mobility'

The Tennessee city is planning to upgrade nearly 100 intersections with gigabit-speed fiber broadband to test autonomous vehicles.

How AI Is Making One Smart City Even Smarter

Coral Gables, Florida, is leveraging the artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, to improve how it responds and interacts with citizens.

Is generative AI bad for the environment? A computer scientist explains the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and its cousins

As the carbon footprint of generative AI models continues to grow, one expert suggests leveraging renewable energy resources to keep up with user demands.

City greenlights autonomous vehicle testing for public transit

Phoenix wants AV providers to test automated driving systems to help it make decisions about future public transit.

Digital twins for cities promising, yet problematic

Complex systems like digital twins pose both technical and adaptive challenges, so communities must ensure they have both the right technology and the people with skills to use and maintain them, a new IDC report advises.

Fish and Wildlife to deploy drones in battle against invasive plants

To protect native plants and reduce equipment impact on the environment, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will deploy aerial drones to spray invasive plants with herbicides.

Engagement, access, equity drive city’s evolution

Waterloo, Iowa, has 12 smart city projects lined up based on four pillars: e-government, sustainability, transportation and public safety.

ChatGPT can rapidly build solutions for network defense

A new report outlines how the generative AI tool can quickly build scripts to thwart attackers and identify security vulnerabilities, but stresses that secure and responsible use of the evolving technology is essential.

Housing authority looks to AI for voucher processing

Columbus wants to use an artificial intelligence-based solution to off-load routine tasks from staff and accelerate Housing Choice Voucher processing.

State AG floats ‘nation-leading’ crypto regulation

The legislation would protect investors and consumers by increasing transparency and eliminating conflicts of interest, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James.

NSF jumpstarts regional innovation with $20M awards

The National Science Foundation will fund research in six states to advance energy-water systems, biomanufacturing, health care, wildfire management and artificial intelligence.

Buyer beware: Avoid immature AI solutions

Given the sensitivity of the data state and local governments handle, procurement officers must educate themselves on the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and use caution when considering AI services.

AI exemplifies the 'free rider' problem – here's why that points to regulation

Some public officials and business leaders have called on tech companies to pause AI development to reduce overall risk and ensure benefits are widely distributed, but one expert says enforceable regulations may be necessary.

As Utah’s porn law kicks in, adult site blocks access in the state

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