An executive order signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom directs his agencies to train workers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI).
California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to consolidate the state’s leadership in the technology and innovation sector. To do this, it plans to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by new innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, especially GenAI.
Following Newsom’s executive order, which was issued in September, the Governor’s Office published a report on how the potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence can be used to improve various aspects of administrative management. For example, the report says that this technological innovation can significantly improve work speed of government agencies, as well as facilitating the classification of information and management of complex data sets, among other benefits.
The report from the California Governor’s Office also points out the possible risks posed by the integration of GenAI into public administration. However, it emphasizes that, if used ethically, professionally and transparently, Artificial Intelligence has the capacity to improve service delivery and optimize the use of government programs.
Considering all of the above, the state of California will begin training its workers and government employees to make efficient and responsible use of Generative Artificial Intelligence, which will help improve its technological leadership.
The goal is that “State government workers use state-approved GenAI to achieve equitable outcomes” the Governor’s Office noted in its report.
GenAI development and jobs
Although there are concerns about how the development of Generative Artificial Intelligence will affect the jobs of thousands of people, Secretary Amy Tong explained that the use of this innovation, more than the risk to the workers, will help , in an effective way, to facilitate the work of government employees and to improve the services provided by the state to its citizens.
Liana Bailey-Crimmins, director of the California state technology department, also believes that GenAI has the potential to positively change the lives of Californians, providing them with optimized services that allow them to save of time and money to access government services. .
The government’s work plan to adopt GenAI includes agencies preparing reports on the potential and risks of artificial intelligence and training their workers to use this innovation.
California: BitLicense, cryptocurrencies and Web3
California has taken important steps to establish itself as one of the most innovative jurisdictions in the world and, also, one of the most favorable for the development of the crypto and Web3 industry.
In the middle of last month, the state of California approved a regulatory licensing regime for companies in the crypto industry, putting the jurisdiction on par with New York. This licensing regime, similar to the one established by the state of New York with the famous BitLicense, will allow California to regulate companies that are part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, while protecting investors and users and encouraging development. in innovation.
The state passed the Digital Financial Assets Act, which will take effect in June 2025, giving cryptocurrency companies enough time to adapt and comply with the state’s new regulations.
On the other hand, the state of California also promotes new regulations that allow it to develop at the same time with new technologies.
Last year, Newsom said that regulations often lag behind technological innovations, but California will change this reality to ensure the creation of a transparent and consistent business environment for companies in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry.
In this way, California improves its efforts to use the economic benefits and innovation of new technologies.