On Wednesday, July 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law establishing the New York State Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Commission. The commission will be tasked with studying the possible economic impact of AI and automation, its capability for disruption as well as its potential as a driver for business, among other things.
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo said, “Artificial intelligence and automation are already having a profound impact across many industries and their influence keeps growing, so it’s critical that we do everything in our power to understand their capabilities and potential pitfalls. This new commission will look closely at how these rapidly evolving technologies are functioning and report back on how we can optimize use to benefit New Yorkers and our economy.”
The 13-member commission will deliver a report on their findings by December 2020.
Source: New York State Governor’s Office