The recently published NYC AI Strategy is a foundational effort to foster a healthy cross-sector AI ecosystem in New York City. The document establishes a baseline of information about AI to help ensure decision-makers are working from an accurate and shared understanding of the technology and the issues it presents, outlines key components and characteristics of the local AI ecosystem today, and frames a set of areas of opportunity for City action.
Neal Parikh is director of Artificial Intelligence for New York City, in the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, he was an inaugural fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub, part of The Aspen Institute. He is Co-Founder and former CTO of SevenFifty, a technology startup based in NYC, and was a visiting lecturer in machine learning at Cornell Tech. His academic work has been cited thousands of times in the academic literature and is widely used in both research and industry. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and convex optimization, and a B.A.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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