City of Tucson Joins New Government AI Initiative

Published on March 15, 2024

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To give local government a voice in shaping the future of artificial intelligence (AI), the City of Tucson recently joined the GovAI Coalition, a growing network of more than 400 public servants from more than 150 agencies committed to responsible and purposeful AI use in the public sector.

The coalition is focused on establishing standards for AI policies, procurement, implementation, and ensuring public privacy to advance the use of AI in delivering government services.

“We are pleased to announce our engagement in the GovAI Coalition as an early contributing member,” said Chris Mazzarella, chief information officer for the City of Tucson. “This partnership enables Tucson to leverage best practices and access some of our most talented minds in the country at no cost to our citizens, drive the software industry toward ethical and effective design of AI supporting government, and rapidly introduce advanced AI for the benefit of our citizens and businesses."

The City of San José launched the GovAI Coalition last year.

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