Artificial Intelligence

Our Initiatives

Establishing an AI program

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving technology that has the potential to transform various aspects of our society, economy, and environment. AI can enhance productivity, innovation, and quality of life, but it also poses challenges and risks that need to be addressed responsibly and ethically.

Our AI goals

We are establishing an AI Program aimed to leverage cutting-edge AI technologies to streamline data analysis, enhance decision-making processes, and improve overall efficiency in state government operations. Goals include:

  • Promote a culture of innovation and excellence in AI research, education, and industry in Utah
  • Foster a diverse, inclusive, and skilled AI workforce that meets the current and future needs of the state
  • Support the adoption and integration of AI solutions in key domains such as health care, education, transportation, energy, and public safety
  • Ensure the ethical, legal, and social implications of AI are considered and addressed in a transparent and accountable manner
  • Enhance the collaboration and coordination among different actors and stakeholders involved in AI development and use in Utah
  • Strengthen Utah’s leadership and influence in the national and global AI landscape

DTS plays a key role in supporting and advancing the state’s AI strategy. Some of the ways DTS helps promote a culture of innovation and excellence in AI are:

  • Providing state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, platforms, and tools that enable AI utilization across different agencies
  • Facilitating data sharing, integration, and governance among state agencies and other stakeholders to foster data-driven innovation and collaboration in leveraging AI
  • Developing and implementing IT policies, standards, and best practices that ensure the ethical, legal, and social aspects of AI are considered and addressed in a transparent and accountable manner
  • Supporting the education and training of state employees in AI skills and competencies
  • Partnering with academic institutions, research centers, and tech companies to leverage their expertise, resources, and networks in AI
  • Showcasing and celebrating the achievements and impacts of AI projects and initiatives that benefit the state and its citizens

Generative AI is a type of AI system capable of generating text, images, or other media in response to prompts. This is a rapidly changing area of AI that DTS is working to make available to executive branch agencies. We are working closely with our agency partners to identify, evaluate, and implement various use cases for generative AI.

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