Local authorities are keen to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve how they function. There are potentially huge gains to make for local authorities, including on the individual productivity of staff, the overall redesign and reimagination of services and service delivery, cost savings for authorities, and improving our relationship with residents.
LOTI also recognises that to be ambitious with AI also means being ambitious in navigating our specific responsibilities as local authorities. In particular, this means considering how we get the balance right around issues like transparency, trust, ethics and information governance.
To do this, LOTI are developing a programme of work around Responsible AI to help our boroughs be more ambitious users of AI. This LOTI project will respond to the needs identified by our members, in particular around bringing together and sharing ideas and case studies, developing skills, as well as developing common approaches and understandings to using AI better.
Upcoming LOTI AI Meetup, 10th October 2023
LOTI are running a first AI Meetup for officers who want to meet other local government officers working with AI. The session will involve short presentations from organisations within local government and beyond who are already working to deploy AI, plus opportunities to meet colleagues and discuss topics of interest.
Register for the AI Meetup on Eventbrite.