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This Week in Artificial intelligence
To complement our #ThisWeekinData resource series, we're producing a roundup of the latest news in artificial intelligence and the way governments are utilizing, regulating, and testing AI. Follow the link below to learn more about how Data-Smart is researching artificial intelligence and generative AI in local governments.  
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Read: How Can Cities Use AI? These Professors are Creating Guidelines.

Two Northeastern University professors have been awarded a grant to research and educate the city of Boston and residents on the use of artificial intelligence, including use cases for AI usage in the city and community education and collaboration.

Read: New Jersey Establishes Artificial Intelligence Task Force

State government officials, with input from public and private-sector experts, assembled a task force to suggest ethical and responsible AI uses while safeguarding individual and civil rights.

Read: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Raise the Urban 'Climate IQ'

The Urban Systems Lab is developing ClimateIQ, an open-source climate risk assessment tool utilizing AI to democratize climate information, enhance urban resilience, and highlight the social costs associated with climate change.

Read: Austin to Use AI Cameras for Early Wildfire Detection 

Austin City Council has approved the deployment of AI-enabled ultra-high-definition, 360-degree mountaintop cameras for real-time wildfire monitoring, to enhance community and infrastructure safety, making it the first AI-driven early wildfire detection program in Texas.

Listen: How to Responsibly Navigate Government's AI Frontier with Luis Videgaray 

Pr. Goldsmith and MIT's Luis Videgaray explore the dynamic landscape of AI adoption in cities, why generative tools demand leadership attention, and the best approach to AI procurement. 

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