Caltrans delves into GenAI testing to reduce bottlenecks, keep roads safe

Why does I-80 always clog right before University Avenue in Berkeley on Saturday afternoons? ..

Caltrans wants to know the answers to these and countless other road-related questions and they are getting some much-needed help from generative artificial intelligence, better known as GenAI.

The pilot program is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to use the power of new technologies to improve the state’s public services.

Newsom touts California as a world leader in GenAI innovation with 35 of the world’s top 50 AI companies located in the state, including many right here in Silicon Valley. He signed an executive order last year to study the development, use, and risks of AI technology and to establish a responsible process for evaluation and deployment of AI within state government.

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