Merski measure to analyze AI adopted by House

House adopts resolution to study cause and effect of artificial intelligence

HARRISBURG, July 3 – Lawmakers would get a detailed report on the functionality of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on our day-to-day life under a resolution the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted today, according to the resolution’s sponsor, state Rep. Bob Merski.


Merski, D-Erie, said H.R. 170 would direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee with the objective of exploring the ramifications of AI and delivering a comprehensive report detailing the committee’s findings and recommendations.


“We must be vigilant and proactive in preventing the misuse of AI by bad actors, ensuring that this powerful technology is harnessed for the benefit of all, not the few,” Merski said. “It is imperative that we implement robust guardrails for AI to ensure it serves the common good, fostering innovation and progress while protecting our citizens, and this House resolution gets us one step closer to accomplishing that goal.”


Merski has previously advocated for steering AI away from nefarious actors and directing it toward being a beneficial, useful source for good in our society.