The head of the state Department of Workforce Development says the rise of AI technology “couldn’t come at a greater time” given the state’s labor challenges.

Speaking this week during the first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence in Madison, DWD Secretary Amy Pechacek noted the state’s aging population coupled with low levels of in-migration are putting serious pressure on the workforce.

“So what better time to capitalize, embrace and harness this technology, so that we can keep moving forward on this economic boom that we have been under since the pandemic,” she said Monday.

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