Top 10 Primer: What Local Elected Officials Need to Know about New Developments in Artificial Intelligence

What Local Elected Officials Need to Know about New Developments in Artificial Intelligence

10:00-11:15 a.m. via Zoom

Over the past year, generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT have exploded in popularity and are being actively used by some local government employees. As AI continues to evolve, it brings new opportunities and challenges to local government leaders and to the communities they serve. 

This session will provide an overview of how generative AI tools work, the limitations in their capabilities, and the legal pitfalls and ethical risks associated with using these tools. Participants will learn: 

  • The various generative AI platforms available
  • How these platforms mimic human intelligence and creativity
  • Practical governmental uses of generative AI 
  • Risks and potential pitfalls with personal or confidential data
  • How to manage transparency and public records requirements 


This Top 10 Primer is a 101 level program in the Local Elected Leaders Academy.  Elected officials will earn 2 recognition credits for participating in the live on-line version of this class.

  • Online
    June 14
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    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
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Lisa Sheffield

Team Lead; Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
Robert W. Bradshaw Jr. Distinguished Term Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government