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NYC to businesses: No more AI hiring

A new law passed in New York City will prohibit businesses from using AI or algorithm-based tools to make hiring decisions without first auditing those tools for biases. Under the new law, which takes effect in 2023, a business can only use an AI-based tool to assist with hiring, promoting or recruitment by showing proof that the tool has passed a third-party review. But the law only shields applicants who live in the five boroughs from algorithmic screening; residents of New Jersey, Connecticut and other suburbs are excluded. Ryan Johnston reports.

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The year in state and local IT

There was no bright line separating 2020 and 2021 for state and local IT, and many of the same trends that've risen during the pandemic will continue into 2022, but gradually, public-sector leaders have shown they’re becoming acclimated to new (and often remote) working environments, as well as the increased pace of work in a world after the coronavirus. StateScoop and EdScoop take a look back at another trying year. See the full report.

Demise of Biden spending plan stalls next-gen 911 funding

With President Biden's signature social spending plan at a standstill thanks to the objections of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., the organization that represents the nation's emergency call centers is figuring its next steps to secure funding for next-generation 911 upgrades, which had been part of the bill. "We remain determined to obtain federal NG9-1-1 transition funding via any vehicle that can be passed and signed into law," said Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association. Benjamin Freed has more.

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