Public company shareholders this spring will vote on a bevy of investor proposals related to artificial intelligence, a topic that rarely came up during the confabs a year ago.

Investors already were deep into the process of crafting their 2023 proposals when AI burst into the public consciousness in November 2022 with OpenAI’s release of ChatGPT. But investors are ready his time around and are thrusting the topic alongside other hot-button issues such as executive compensation and climate change.