(Source: CDF Labor Law by Dalia Z. Khatib and Dan M. Forman- September 12, 2023)

Governor Newsom Signs New Executive Order to Guide California’s Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Earlier this month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to tackle the new field of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI). As technology develops and changes, Newsom indicated that it’s time to be “Asking questions. Seeking answers from experts. Focused on shaping the future of ethical, transparent, and trustworthy AI.”

His executive order establishes a requirement for multiple California departments to develop a GenAI risk assessment report in the next 60 days. The order proposes a partnership with leading institutions, such as UC Berkley and Stanford, to evaluate how the state can move forward as a leader in GenAI. Newsom also seeks collaboration with legislators on new laws related to the field. Compared to other states, Newsom’s proactive approach to regulating the use of GenAI may be unique, but regulation and laws create potential booby-traps for unwary businesses and employers.

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