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San Jose

The city of San Jose is looking to AI to make its City Council meetings more accessible to residents, regardless of the language they speak or prefer.
The device is the 235th camera in the city featuring automatic license plate recognition, or ALPR, technology from Flock Safety.
“Whether we like it or not, AI is going to be a dominant technology,” said Khaled Tawfik, San Jose’s chief information officer. “We want to be the leader in discovering the risk and finding ways to mitigate it.”
A new policy developed through the GovAI Coalition will help the Silicon Valley city to better align the technology with its administrative goals, CIO Khaled Tawfik said.
Mayor Matt Mahan said San Jose hopes to capitalize on the advantages and cutting-edge technologies being generated by artificial intelligence.
San Jose has announced several steps to shape AI governance, including an open letter to stakeholders, a resource toolkit and an invitation to participate in its growing GovAI Coalition.
When it comes to ensuring the multibillion-dollar AI industry succeeds in their respective cities, San Francisco and San Jose are taking starkly different approaches to attracting companies.
As part of Industry Insider — California’s ongoing efforts to inform readers about state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
Results for America has awarded a dozen cities for the quality of their work with data to inform policy, engage residents, allocate funding and improve municipal services. Two California cities are among the municipalities acknowledged.
“San Jose Police Department has solved multiple crimes, including robberies, hit and runs, home invasions, stolen vehicles, and more using this technology,” Mayor Matt Mahan said in a statement.
In a bid to lure the next generation of startups, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan has issued a memo to city agencies urging them not only to make it easier for AI companies to set up shop, but also to more rapidly incorporate AI into the everyday workings of city government.
Officials from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and the cities of Fairfield and San Jose revealed how they are expanding and refining their use of data at the Bay Area Digital Government Summit.
CIO Khaled Tawfik says the city is eyeing the possibility of one day using a generative AI that is specially tailored for city governments, but it wants to learn more before finalizing policies.
San Jose has released a request for information on citywide high-speed Internet with goals including private-sector financing, affordability and the leveraging of its physical assets to boost adoption and speed.