Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement Appointing Sen. Tan Parker to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Council


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today upon naming Sen. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, to the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council. Sen. Parker will serve as co-chair of the council:

“It is very important that Texas state agencies keep up and adapt with the latest technology. Sen. Parker has my full confidence in helping craft recommendations to ensure the appropriate and safe use of AI in state government.”

Sen. Tan Parker, of Flower Mound, is a businessman and entrepreneur representing parts of Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, and all of Wise County. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas and has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

The Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council, created by House Bill 2060 (88th Legislature), was created to study and monitor AI systems developed, employed, or procured by state agencies, assess the need for a code of ethics for AI systems in state government, and recommend administrative actions state agencies may take without further legislative authorization. The council must submit a report of its findings to the legislature no later than December 1, 2024.