Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), today called on leaders in Congress to move swiftly to avert a shutdown of the federal government.
According to new research from the Pew Research Center, the American public wants to reap the benefits of AI but is cautious about embracing it until they learn more. That’s one reason why the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) has put together our Responsible AI working group and are engaging with lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington, DC as they think through legislative approaches.
The new Executive Order on Responsible AI issued by California Governor Newsom represents an important step forward in strengthening California’s global competitive edge, noted SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas today.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – today announced four new initiatives focused on issues of equity, representation, and expanded opportunities in tech with an eye towards enhancing the region’s business competitiveness.
Two years ago SVLG launched an ambitious initiative designed to literally change the face of Silicon Valley, Pledge 25×25. This effort is designed to both help address, and overcome, the systemic professional barriers underrepresented persons face in corporate settings. On behalf of our member companies, since 2021, we’ve made significant progress, learned a few valuable lessons, and maintained momentum in spite of significant social and economic headwinds. However, and at the same time, we have also seen two landmark pieces of board diversity legislation in California struck down and are now existing in a world where race-based college admissions policies are deemed unconstitutional.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – today announced plans to launch three new initiatives – first, the Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) Task Force, second, the Climate Bond Task Force, and third, the Working Group on Transmission + Interconnection – as part of an ongoing initiative to advance sustainable climate solutions, drive job creation, and increase investment in clean and reliable energy infrastructure across Silicon Valley and the state of California.
SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas applauded the agreement between the White House and leading Silicon Valley companies on the responsible deployment of artificial intelligence (AI).
SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas criticized the recent Supreme Court ruling against the use of race as a criterion for higher education admissions — rolling back long-standing precedents that permitted affirmative-action programs.
Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders reached a budget agreement, which SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas applauded as essential to strengthen California’s competitiveness, support innovation and accelerate progress on California’s ambitious climate goals.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – today announced a new working group co-chaired by member companies Google and Johnson & Johnson focused on the responsible use of artificial intelligence by the technology industry.
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