Vermont's Approach to AI
The State of Vermont has two bodies that work collaboratively on Artificial Intelligence Oversight and Enablement, created pursuant to 2022 Act 132. The Council on Artificial Intelligence is a diverse group of leaders from across Vermont that provide direction and oversight on the use of Artificial Intelligence in Vermont from their unique perspectives. The Division of Artificial Intelligence within the Agency of Digital Services operationalizes their guidance and provides an AI Center for Enablement for the State of Vermont.
The State of Vermont seeks to enable the use of AI systems within State Government to improve quality of services the State delivers to Vermonters and to enable the State of Vermont to continue to be a leader in the thoughtful application of AI technologies in government.... Artificial Intelligence Systems should be used in a human-centered way that recognizes the dignity and value of all persons and their contributions to society. AI Systems must always be used in ways that comply with State and Federal Laws and maintain the rights of persons as enshrined in those laws. - Code of Ethics
The Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence is Josiah Raiche, email@example.com. Josiah has been with the State of Vermont since 2016, and served as a Developer, Special Projects Lead, and Director of Quality Management prior to taking on his role as the first AI Director.
Final Report of the AI Task Force (2020, resulted in the creation of the Council and Division)
Meetings of the Council on Artificial Intelligence
Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 2PM.
Next meeting: 12/1/2023, 2:00 PM
Dial In (audio only): 802-828-7228
Conference ID: 789 510 438
- General Updates
- Continued work on legislative report
Agenda for 11/3/2023 meeting:
- General Updates
- Legislative Report
- Outline of what is to be included in the report
- Any additions we want to make to the outline
- Drill into our recommendations on how and when an automated decision system will be deployed or used and by whom
Agenda for 10/6/2023 meeting:
- Recommendation for Generative AI acceptable use, declared use, and proforma language
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- Deciding on our approach to this year's deliverables
- ATARC has an AI Operational Governance taxonomy which we could use as a starting point (page 15).
- Data Privacy - survey of current landscape
Agenda for 8/29/2023 Meeting. Recording: AI Council meeting 08292023 - YouTube
- Updates on Artificial Intelligence and Usage within the State
- Adopt the Code of Ethics
- Recommended approach to Data Privacy and AI
- Employee Use of Large Language Models
- Set a recurring meeting schedule
- Decide on approach to this year's deliverable:
- Recommendations for a clear use and data management policy for State Government, defining acceptable use of AI systems and implementation protocols
- Labeling rules
- Public Comment Period
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