Artificial Intelligence in Government: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Rony Medaglia*, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Theresa A. Pardo

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in government is receiving increasing attention from global research and practice communities. This article, introducing a Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Government published in the Social Science Computer Review, presents an overview of some of the main policy initiatives across the world in relation to AI in government and discusses the state of the art of existing research. Based on an analysis of current trends in research and practice, we highlight four areas to be the focus of future research on AI in government: governance of AI, trustworthy AI, impact assessment methodologies, and data governance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Science Computer Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)123-140
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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Published online: 27 Jul 2021.


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Government
  • Public sector

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