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AI for Impact Co-ops Present Final Projects for Massachusetts State Agency Partners 

The AI for Impact program led by the Burnes Center for Social Change at Northeastern University is a hands-on combined course and co-op experience. Students interact with mentors, government, and non-profit partners for six months developing generative AI products to address public problems. 

This semester, students are working with professional advisors and agency partners for the completion of these projects: AI-EP, with Innovate Public Schools, they use AI to translate and summarize an IEP, The RIDE Guide AI with MBTA and MassHealth Helper with MassHealth uses an AI chatbot to make customer service more efficient, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Grants Navigator aims to make the grant research process easier, DOTBot uses an AI chatbot for streamlining engineers’ processes in the MassDOT Highway Division, Generative AI Sandbox worked with Executive Office of Technology Services and Security to make an AI Sandbox for Commonwealth employees. 

On Tuesday, June 20th the AI for Impact co-ops presented their AI-based solutions, backed by the research they have done, to their Massachusetts state agency partners at their offices. Their presentations included demos of the solution being used, showing how this technology will streamline employee processes across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts government agencies. Attendees included EEA Secretary Rebecca Tepper and Massachusetts Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. 

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