Watch: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a Resilient California

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The discussion is available to watch on CCST’s YouTube channel.

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Part of CCST Science & Technology Week.

Serving as the kickoff event to CCST Science and Technology Week 2024, this “Blue Sky” panel brings together a diverse group of experts to explore the untapped potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to mitigate the impact of disasters, particularly in the context of California’s unique challenges and the escalating impacts of climate change. Together, the panelists examine opportunities for AI to revolutionize disaster preparedness, response, and recovery and in so doing better safeguard Californians in the face of a variety of natural and man-made disasters.

This panel was one of several events planned as part of CCST’s Science and Technology Week, taking place the week of February 5-9, 2024—including our annual Reception & Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Opening Remarks:

Amy Tong
California Secretary for Government Operations
California Government Operations Agency

Closing Remarks:

Wade Crowfoot
California Secretary for Natural Resources
California Natural Resources Agency


Jenn Phillips
Assistant Secretary for Climate Change
California Natural Resources Agency


Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Assembly District 16

Kate Dargan Marquis
Senior Advisor for the Wildfire Resilience Initiative
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

David Korsmeyer, PhD
Acting Deputy Center Director
NASA’s Ames Research Center

Meredith Lee, PhD
Head of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Technical Advisor to the Dean
College of Computing, Data Science, and Society
UC Berkeley


About the California Council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988. CCST responds to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State entities who request independent assessment of public policy issues affecting the State of California relating to science and technology. CCST engages leading experts in science and technology to advise state policymakers—ensuring that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation.

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