With advancements in artificial intelligence moving at breakneck speed, Wisconsin’s Democratic governor and Republican Assembly leader have launched task forces aimed at studying AI in order to capitalize on the technology’s potential while also protecting residents against perils with privacy and disinformation.

Last month, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence to study the impact of AI on the state’s longstanding workforce shortage challenges.

The governor’s task force will be led by state Department of Workforce Development Secretary Amy Pechacek, while Evers will appoint additional members to the study group like Department of Administration Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Missy Hughes.

[Adapted from: Pair of task forces seeks to answer ‘hard questions’ about regulating artificial intelligence. Sept. 6, 2023, Wisconsin State Journal]