Steve Westly founded The Westly Group, a large venture capital firm focused on energy, mobility, buildings, industrial technology, and cybersecurity. He served as California's controller and chief fiscal officer, and was a senior vice president at eBay, helping take the company public. Westly is a former Tesla Board Member and has lectured at Stanford's Graduate School of Business for over six years.
Technological innovation has been rapid. In 1993, the Mosaic browser was launched. Recently, OpenAI released ChatGPT, putting into spotlight the effect of AI on society. AI could lead to hard-coding existing inequalities. Therefore, we have to ensure access, training and privacy standards for the fast-emerging AI to create a better future for all.
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