Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation

The Technology & Innovation Center of Expertise (COE) focuses on supporting transformative technologies and advocating for a competitive tax system in California.

In Focus

Working groups and task forces of the Technology & Belonging Center of Expertise:

The SVLG Responsible AI Working Group brings member companies together to develop resources to educate and inform the industry, public, and policymakers about the role of AI and how it is helping improve people’s lives, addressing societal and scientific issues, and building a stronger business and innovation economy. The group engages with stakeholders about the future of this advanced technology and how it’s rolled out in a responsible manner. The Working Group is co-chaired by Google and Johnson & Johnson.

SVLG leads a statewide coalition of industry members and trade associations in supporting the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles in California. We have previously testified before the California Public Utilities Commission, California Department of Motor Vehicles, California Highway Patrol and other agencies in support of advancing AVs, including the successful advocacy for commercial autonomous transportation throughout the state and expansion of member operational domains in the City of San Francisco. Most recently, we helped lead the effort to defeat AB 316, a bill that would have severely obscured California’s path to fully autonomous heavy-trucking.

SVLG has an Antitrust Working Group that meets to discuss and execute advocacy regarding federal and state antitrust matters. The Group successfully led a state coalition of other trade associations in opposing the slate of federal antitrust bills in 2022. More recently, the Work Group has been in contact with Congress about the Federal Trade Commission’s move away from antitrust’s historical focus on consumer protection.

Team Member

Peter Leroe-Muñoz

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation

Dan Kostenbauder

Vice President, Tax Policy

To get involved, please contact Peter Leroe-Muñoz at pleroemunoz@svlg.org 

Events

28 March 2024

Responsible AI Working Group

Monthly meeting of the Responsible AI Working Group Please contact Peter Leroe-Muñoz at pleroemunoz@svlg.org for more information NOTICE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP … …

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25 April 2024

Responsible AI Working Group

Monthly meeting of the Responsible AI Working Group Please contact Peter Leroe-Muñoz at pleroemunoz@svlg.org for more information NOTICE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP … …

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23 May 2024

Responsible AI Working Group

Monthly meeting of the Responsible AI Working Group Please contact Peter Leroe-Muñoz at pleroemunoz@svlg.org for more information NOTICE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP … …

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27 June 2024

Responsible AI Working Group

Monthly meeting of the Responsible AI Working Group Please contact Peter Leroe-Muñoz at pleroemunoz@svlg.org for more information NOTICE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP … …

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing a new wave of innovation, with the potential to make things better for people everywhere. Given the transformative potential of AI, SVLG and our member companies are committed to the responsible deployment of this technology and plan to be actively engaged in all conversations on the subject. Starting right here in California, with generative AI, but also at the national and international level.

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Technology & Innovation latest insights

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas today applauded the White House, which today announced plans to invest over $5 billion in semiconductor-related research, development, and workforce needs, to advance President Biden’s goals of driving R&D in the United States through the CHIPS for America program. Thomas noted that California remains well-positioned to offer the highest return on investment for these federal funds.
When Governor Newsom introduced his Executive Order on generative AI last summer, he highlighted California’s leadership in all things artificial intelligence. The Order noted that the Golden State is home to 35 of the world’s 50 largest AI companies, while San Francisco and San José produce a quarter of all AI patents, conference papers, and global AI companies.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today announced a robust series of 2024 education and advocacy-focused initiatives designed to advance the responsible deployment of AI, led by SVLG’s Institute for California AI Policy (I-CAP).
Governor Newsom put forward a budget proposal that I believe is carefully crafted to close the $37.9 billion deficit while continuing to fund California's top priorities, from addressing climate change to encouraging innovation and supporting public safety.

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