Interim Guidelines for Purposeful and Responsible Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Washington State Government

EA-01-03-G was 171.03.G


The rapid advancement of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform government business processes, changing how state employees perform their work and ultimately improving government efficiency. These technologies also pose new and challenging considerations for implementation. These guidelines are meant to encourage purposeful and responsible use of generative AI to foster public trust, support business outcomes, and ensure the ethical, transparent, accountable, and responsible implementation of this technology. This document serves as an initial framework for the responsible and ethical use of generative AI technologies within the Washington state government. Recognizing the rapidly evolving nature of AI, these guidelines will be periodically reviewed and updated to align with emerging technologies, challenges, and use cases.