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The Alsobrooks Administration Issues Executive Order on Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

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For Immediate Release:

May 2, 2024

LARGO, MD –  Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks has issued an Executive Order emphasizing the responsible and ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across all county agencies and funded operations. This directive underscores the county's commitment to harnessing AI technologies for innovation, improving government services, data-driven decision-making, and enhancing digital experiences for residents.  

In her directive, County Executive Alsobrooks acknowledged the transformative potential of AI in revolutionizing various aspects of society and emphasized the importance of ensuring its responsible and equitable deployment. The Executive Order recognizes the evolving landscape of AI technology and aims to establish comprehensive frameworks and standards to guide its development and implementation within county operations. 

Key provisions of the Executive Order include:

Establishment of Framework and Standards: The Office of Information Technology (OIT), in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), will develop a framework and standards for the responsible use of AI across IT platforms, software, data, and infrastructure. This framework will be aligned with existing and future IT policies, with final approval authority vested in the Information Technology Policy Board. 

Formation of AI Task Force: OIT will establish an AI Task Force comprising members from county agencies appointed by County Administration. The task force will develop strategies, acceptable use policies, governance models, and prioritize digital access equity in decision-making processes across county government services. 

Incorporation of Privacy Considerations: The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), under the direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), will ensure the safe and responsible use of AI within county cybersecurity protocols. These protocols will address privacy considerations and encompass the integration of future AI technologies into county operations. 

Review of Contracts and Legislation: OIT will collaborate with the Office of Procurement and the Office of Law to review county contracts and legislation related to AI contracts and services, ensuring alignment with responsible and equitable development and deployment standards. 

County Executive Alsobrooks emphasized that this Executive Order reflects the county's commitment to leveraging AI technology for the benefit of its residents while prioritizing fairness, equity, and transparency in its implementation. 

"This Executive Order underscores our commitment to harnessing the potential of AI technology while ensuring that its deployment is guided by principles of responsibility, ethics, and equity," said County Executive Alsobrooks. "By establishing comprehensive frameworks and standards, we aim to maximize the benefits of AI while mitigating potential risks and safeguarding the interests of our residents." 

The Executive Order took effect on April 19, 2024, and will remain in effect until amended, extended, superseded, or terminated. Recognizing the dynamic nature of AI technology, the strategies, frameworks, and policies outlined in the Executive Order are subject to adaptation as needed. 

For more information about the Executive Order on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in Prince George's County, please visit the official county website

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For More Information:

Allyson Wilson
Communications Director
Office of the County Executive
Prince George’s County
c. 202-744-3308
AFWilson@co.pg.md.us