City launches road map for governing an AI-powered New York

For all its ability to speed government services and boost jobs in the technology industry, artificial intelligence carries the potential for abuses, including “explicit, outright discrimination,” if not properly regulated, a new city report warns.

The 115-page “New York City AI Strategy” document, published Oct. 13 by John Paul Farmer, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief technology officer, is the most comprehensive municipal effort yet to understand how algorithms and automation are likely to influence how New Yorkers live.

“Artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly assuming integral roles in everyday life,” Farmer said in the report’s introduction. “But the general public and some key decision-makers do not yet

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