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

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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25 July 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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22 August 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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13 September 2024

Igniting Innovation: Driving the Next Tech Evolution

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Tech and Innovation Summit! This year’s theme – “Igniting Innovation: Driving the Next Tech Evolution” – will bring together leading artificial intelligence (AI) experts from around the nation for a captivating exploration of the technology’s transformative potential. Connect with AI experts, entrepreneurs and practitioners in the field, and participate in … …

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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.

SVLG's Technology & Innovation in the news

Technology & Innovation latest insights

The State Senate passed legislation on Wednesday authored by Senator Dave Cortese (SB 1298) to foster California’s economic growth and shore up critical infrastructure through the expansion of data centers.
California has been a first-mover in developing and adopting AI technology. Now, new data affirms that San Francisco and San Jose are the nation’s top AI hot spots – with potential for explosive growth in the remainder of 2024.
A bill by Senator Dave Cortese, which seeks to meet the rapid demand for data centers from individuals, organizations, and industries in California, cleared its first policy committee on Tuesday. The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee today advanced SB 1298, which would streamline the approval process for data centers and maintain clear guidelines for development, all while upholding California’s robust environmental standards and creating thousands of new construction jobs across the state.
Earlier this month, SVLG and leading member innovators hosted our annual advocacy day in Sacramento. This year’s convening centered on Artificial Intelligence (Ai) and included a focus on meaningful legislative priorities designed to accelerate the innovation economy and bolster California's competitiveness.

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