CITRIS Policy Lab to Advise CDT

The CITRIS Policy Lab and AI Security Initiative to Advise the California Department of Technology on Implementation and Governance of AI Tools in Government Operations


July 28, 2020


The CITRIS Policy Lab, together with the AI Security Initiative, has launched a year-long collaboration with the California Department of Technology. The team will conduct an analysis of AI-enabled tools in select state departments — such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Water Resources — and develop statewide policy recommendations to inform the procurement, development,  implementation, and monitoring  of such tools in the public sector. The project will culminate in a public symposium and report.


CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute is a four-campus institute operating on the campuses of UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz. With over 400 faculty affiliates, CITRIS is an internationally recognized leader in research and development of information technology to address society’s most pressing challenges. The CITRIS Policy Lab extends this leadership through its support of interdisciplinary technology policy research and deep expertise in AI ethics and governance. The AI Security Initiative, housed in the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) works across technical, institutional, and policy domains to support trustworthy development of AI systems today and into the future.


For more information or media inquiries, please contact: 

Dr. Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, UC Berkeley (