In the media, we hear about Artificial Intelligence, or AI, as if it were monolithic. But AI is not one technology, it is a collection of many types of technologies. Some AI systems are used by municipal governments to predict outcomes (such as the likelihood of recidivism), and others are used to generate text (such as website chatbots or translation tools). Some are used to perceive the environment (such as a pothole or wildfire detection), and others to detect abnormal activity (like cyber-attacks or fraud).

Join the NLC and the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence at 2 PM (ET) Thursday, Aug. 8, to learn about which AI types are used for which tasks in local government and the various benefits and risks each type of technology poses when used in the public sector.