Systematic and axiological capacities in artificial intelligence applied in the public sector

Capacities in artificial intelligence applied in the public sector

Ruvalcaba-Gomez, E. A. (2023). Systematic and axiological capacities in artificial intelligence applied in the public sector. Public Policy and Administration, 0(0). SAGE Publications, ISSN: 0952-0767 eISSN: 1749-4192


Abstract

Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a technological development is being implemented in the public sector with the intention of improving service delivery, as well as to help solve complex problems.

However, there is a wide range of capabilities that AI can perform and that public officials perceive and implement in different ways. This paper aims to describe and analyze some categories into which AI capabilities in the public sector are divided.

Using an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), our results show that the capabilities of AI from the perspective of public officials can be classified into two aspects: systematic factors and axiological factors.

Systematic factors are related to the analysis and behavior of data, including monitoring, analyzing, interacting, remembering, and anticipation. Axiological factors refer to the impacts of values, ethics, and decisions, including acting, feeling, moralizing, creating, and deciding capacities.

This categorization of AI capabilities in the public sector sheds light on the perception of public officials about the implementation of this technological development.

Tags:

Artificial intelligence, public sector, exploratory factor analysis, capabilities