Episode 73 Artificial Intelligence for Public Agencies and School Districts: Part 1 – AI Primer

Episode 73 Artificial Intelligence for Public Agencies and School Districts: Part 1 – AI Primer

Dive into the evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the first episode in our new series, designed to cut through the hype and uncover the real impact of AI on public agencies. Lozano Smith’s Managing Partner, Karen M. Rezendes, along with Lozano Smith attorneys Robert A. Lomeli, Karina Demirchyan, and Nicholas J. Clair, offer a foundational exploration of AI technologies like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, and Google Gemini. This episode provides an accessible overview on how public employees are leveraging AI, the importance of keeping humans in the loop, and practical examples of AI in school environments and beyond. The team also addresses crucial concerns such as bias, accuracy, and the legal landscape surrounding AI, including copyright issues and cybersecurity risks. As we embark on this series, join us for essential insights and recommendations to navigate AI’s promising yet challenging terrain in public agency operations.

Show Notes & References

  • 2:39 – What is generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
  • 3:48 – Common AI platforms (ChatGPT, Anthropic Claude, Copilot, Bard/Gemini)
  • 5:29 – How to access AI
  • 9:44 – Observations on public employees using AI
  • 14:31 – Keeping humans in the loop
  • 16:17 – Examples of AI in a school environment
  • 18:22 – Other opportunities for AI use by public agencies
  • 21:18 – AI data privacy issues
  • 23:46 – Bias in AI
  • 24:49 – Accuracy issues and hallucinations
  • 28:07 – Risks of not understanding AI
  • 31:25 – Deepfakes and cybersecurity risks
  • 36:18 – Existing and forthcoming laws and regulations (https://www.lozanosmith.com/ai.php)
  • 39:03 – Copyright issues and The New York Times Company v. Microsoft Corporation, OpenAI Inc., S.D.N.Y, No. 1:23-cv-11195
  • 39:42 – Liability risks
  • 41:22 – Developing policies and parameters
  • 43:11 – General recommendations


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