THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

175

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

requesting the state to convene an artificial intelligence advisory committee to investigate how to implement, develop, and regulate artificial intelligence in the State.

 

 


WHEREAS, artificial intelligence is on track to be one of history's most impactful scientific advances; and

 

WHEREAS, artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, wherein machines mimic human cognitive functions like learning and problem solving; and

 

WHEREAS, the benefits of artificial intelligence currently outweigh its costs; and

 

WHEREAS, advances in artificial intelligence are being used to benefit fields as diverse as trucking, medical diagnosis, and finance; and

 

WHEREAS, however, many experts warn of artificial intelligence's dangers, such as autonomous weapons, social manipulation, and invasion of personal privacy; and

 

WHEREAS, other states, like Vermont, have already created groups to investigate and manage the impact of artificial intelligence on their economies and state operations; and

 

WHEREAS, Hawaii should follow suit by examining the best ways to integrate and approach artificial intelligence to leverage its advantages and prepare against potential harm; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, the House of Representatives concurring, that the State is requested to convene an artificial intelligence advisory committee to investigate how to implement, develop, and regulate artificial intelligence in the State; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the artificial intelligence advisory committee be composed of the following:

 

(1) The Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, or the Director's designee;

 

(2) The Adjutant General, or the Adjutant General's designee;

 

(3) The Chief Information Officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, or the Chief Information Officer's designee;

 

(4) The Executive Director of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, or the Executive Director's designee;

 

(5) The Department Chair of the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, or the Chair's designee;

 

(6) A representative from the United States Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center;

 

(7) Three experts currently engaged in artificial intelligence research to be selected by the President of the Senate;

 

(8) Three experts currently engaged in artificial intelligence research to be selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

 

(9) Other subject matter experts and stakeholders invited by the advisory committee, as necessary, to enable the advisory committee to carry out its work; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the artificial intelligence advisory committee is requested to evaluate and make recommendations on the following issues:

 

(1) Artificial intelligence applications currently used or to be implemented in other states or countries;

 

(2) Competitive advantages to be gained by Hawaii by application of artificial intelligence in Hawaii's economy and state government;

 

(3) Potential dangers or unintended consequences of integrating artificial intelligence into state operations;

 

(4) Methods of encouraging the research and development of artificial intelligence in the University of Hawaii system and in private business in Hawaii;

 

(5) Potential regulatory systems, if any, that may be appropriate, necessary, and recommended in the State; and

 

(6) Other relevant issues; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the artificial intelligence advisory committee is requested to submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2020; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the United States Department of Defense Chief Information Officer; Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Adjutant General; Chief Information Officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Executive Director of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation; and Department Chair of the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

Artificial Intelligence; Advisory Committee