State Representative Brian Cina will be speaking with local high school student, Milo Cress, whose studies focus on various aspects of Artificial Intelligence. Each will bring their knowledge and perspective to a series of public presentations to discuss the technological, ethical, and legal implications of Artificial Intelligence in Vermont. These presentations will address Vermont’s important role in future cultivation of ethical Artificial Intelligence research, development, and its applications across industries, including education, technology, tourism, agriculture, and others. A key component of these presentations will be a discussion of future legislation regarding Artificial Intelligence in Vermont.
Representative Cina is currently sponsoring a bill (H.378) to initiate a state-level commission in Vermont. This commission would address the fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon impact most aspects of society, and presents many important ethical and legal considerations for both citizens and legislators. The proposed duties of the commission include the responsible regulation of the field, a code of ethics for AI here in Vermont, and exploration of ways that new AI technologies might be used to improve efficiency and to reduce costs of government. The commission would address the importance of encouraging innovation, while also working to keep the public safe.
Citizens have a stake in the future of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies, and it is important that Vermont policy-makers take proactive measures to ensure that these AI solutions best represent the interests of Vermonters.
The first of the Cina-Cress led presentations will take place at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 6th. Admission is free. All are encouraged to attend. There will be time for Q&A.