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Hilliard Creates AI ‘Sandbox’ To Attract Startups With Cheap Computing Power

The City of Hilliard has opened an “AI Sandbox” for businesses to experiment with artificial intelligence without exploding their cloud computing budgets.

All the City asks is that the business establish a presence in Hilliard or develop a service that directly benefits its residents, said Duane Powell, the City’s Chief Information Officer. The City’s benefit is future revenue from income taxes.

“We want you to live, work and play in Hilliard,” Powell said in a panel at this week’s AI Rising conference in Columbus. “We’re looking for ways to work with you and interact with you – and be atypical and not look for ways to exclude you or slow you down.”

Read the full story from Columbus Business First here.

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