Sen. Dodd Introduces Groundbreaking AI Resolution in CA Legislature

Monday, January 30, 2023

**Note: The following press release about Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 was generated entirely by Artificial Intelligence.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Dodd introduced a landmark Senate Concurrent Resolution, expressing the California Legislature’s commitment to examining and implementing specified principles in its legislation and policies related to the use of AI. The resolution about AI, generated by an AI language model, makes California the first in the nation to introduce an AI-drafted resolution.

The resolution highlights the significant challenges posed by the use of technology, data, and automated systems, including incidents of unsafe, ineffective, or biased systems and unchecked data collection that threatens privacy and opportunities. At the same time, the resolution recognizes the potential benefits of AI, including increased efficiency in agriculture and data analysis that could revolutionize industries.

The resolution affirms the state's commitment to President Biden's vision for safe AI and the principles outlined in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.” The five principles, including Safe and Effective Systems, Algorithmic Discrimination Protections, Data Privacy, Notice and Explanation, and Human Alternatives, Consideration, and Fallback, will guide the design, use, and deployment of automated systems in California.

“The introduction of this resolution is a significant step forward in ensuring that California is at the forefront of responsible AI deployment and use,” Senator Dodd said. “The principles outlined in this resolution will help protect the rights of the public while leveraging the benefits of AI, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to make them a reality.”


Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Yolo, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento and Contra Costa counties. More information on Senator Bill Dodd can be found at