Technology

Personality

Likely AI books about New York politicians are flooding Amazon

Insiders may not learn much, since the books range from largely inaccurate to complete gibberish.

Personality

Personality

New York’s lofty goal for digitization: “Simple, seamless and straightforward”

Government leaders gathered at City and State’s 2024 Digital New York Summit to discuss ways of modernizing digital infrastructures in government.

News & Politics

Politics

The Adams administration quietly hired its first AI czar. Who is he?

Jiahao Chen, who led AI initiatives at JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, is the city’s new director of AI and machine learning.

Albany Agenda

Policy

Legislation seeks to ban fast food surge pricing

A bill introduced by Assembly Member Angelo Santabarbara came as Wendy’s announced it was launching a “dynamic pricing” plan

Policy

Policy

Parents concerned about addictive social media have the ear of Tish James

The New York attorney general is turning her attention to Big Tech – pushing legislation to give her office the power to crack down on algorithms targeting kids.

Energy & Environment

Politics

Mark Ruffalo is back to make sure fracking stays banned in NY

New technology might allow for new carbon dioxide fracking technology in the Southern Tier, and lawmakers are moving to ban the new technology.

New York City

Policy

NYPD opposes more stringent reporting requirements in POST Act

One proposal to clarify the surveillance technology transparency law “would be extremely harmful to the functioning of the department,” one official said.

Policy

Policy

City Council to grill NYPD on surveillance technology and transparency

After multiple deferrals, police officials are set to appear at an oversight hearing on the POST Act.

Technology

Opinion

Opinion: New York City must lead boldly on AI

The technology could be a huge economic boon to New York, but it also poses serious potential threats to our city.

Technology

Policy

Tech start-up incubator heralded as sign of things to come

New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the new Civic Hall in Manhattan’s Union Square, a “laboratory for the entire country."

Technology

Policy

How governments are approaching the regulation and use of AI

While the new tech may seem like science fiction, it’s already being employed by local and state governments in New York and elsewhere.

Technology

Policy

Ending the deepfake threat to elections before it starts

Officials try to get ahead of misinformation created by AI before the 2024 elections.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Chuck Schumer is taking the lead on AI regulation

In remarks at a Tech:NYC and IBM event, the U.S. Senate majority leader laid out the big pieces of his AI framework.

Technology

Personality

AI can be used to provide better services for New Yorkers

A Q&A Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, chair of the Subcommittee on Internet and New Technology

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

New York’s goal for ‘safe, secure, ethical and transparent” AI

A Q&A with Jennifer Lorenz, Executive Deputy CIO, State Office of Information and Technology Services

Technology

Policy

Experts to lawmakers: AI threatens low wage work in New York

The Assembly held a hearing on AI in the workplace, and concerns abounded.