Youngkin signs executive order establishing artificial intelligence standards

(The Center Square) – Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed an executive order to implement artificial intelligence standards and guidelines he says will protect Virginians.

Executive Order 30 will implement AI educational guidelines for the classroom and policy and information technology standards. He says it will “safeguard the state’s databases while simultaneously protecting individual data” for Virginians.

The executive order promises to protect Virginians and businesses while “recognizing opportunities” the technology presents.

“These standards and guidelines will help provide the necessary guardrails to ensure that AI technology will be safely implemented across all state agencies and departments,” Youngkin said.

The governor stressed the importance of utilizing AI in delivering government services while pledging funds to study the new standards.

“At the same time, we must utilize these innovative technologies to deliver state services more efficiently and effectively,” he said. “Therefore, my administration will utilize the $600,000 in proposed funds outlined in my Unleashing
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