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Pennsylvania: Resolution to establish an AI advisory committee laid on the table

On April 17, 2024, House Resolution 170 directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a study on the field of artificial intelligence and its impact and potential future impact in Pennsylvania was laid on the table in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

In particular, the resolution designates members that would form part of the advisory committee and outlines that the report, to be presented no later than 18 months after the adoption of the resolution, must at least contain the following:

  • an assessment of the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, including benefits and risks;
  • whether and how to use AI in State Government, including an analysis of the fiscal impact, if any, on the State;
  • proposed legislation for State regulation of the AI field if recommended by the advisory committee;
  • a summary of the development and current use of AI in this Commonwealth;
  • a proposal for a definition of AI;
  • a proposal for the responsible and ethical development of AI in this Commonwealth, including an identification of the potential risks and benefits of such development;
  • a recommendation on whether the General Assembly should establish a permanent commission to study the AI field;
  • a recommendation for the allocation of rights and duties between workers and employers to oversee the implementation of AI programs across this Commonwealth;
  • an assessment of how AI has been used to create products of disinformation and conduct efforts to curb these disinformation campaigns;
  • an evaluation of how AI has affected the academic track record of this Commonwealth's students, and assist State-related university leaders with identifying solutions to curbing the usage of AI by their students; and
  • any other matters regarding AI deemed relevant and appropriate by the Joint State Government Commission.

You can read the bill here and track its progress here.