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  • Task force proposed to study impacts of artificial intelligence

    Aspen Anderson, Washington State Journal|Jan 25, 2024

    Some fear artificial intelligence might open a chapter to a dystopian future. Others say the progress it promises is unlimited. To find a balance among those concerns, Washington state is considering launching a task force to determine how it can best promote the most beneficial uses while mitigating potential problems. Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center, has introduced SB 5838 that would establish the task force. The bill has 17 Democratic and two Republican co-sponsors and the support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “The Legislature is set u...

  • Public safety must be a priority, legislators say

    Aspen Anderson, Washington State Journal|Jan 11, 2024

    Public safety should be a top priority for this year's legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan state legislators said on the eve of the 2024 legislative session. "We need additional officers on the street," Inslee told reporters. "And to help local police forces find their additional officers, I'm proposing a $10 million grant program." At the annual legislative preview with reporters, Republican and Democratic lawmakers and Inslee agreed they must work together to address...