Paul Lekas, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, for the Software & Information Industry Association, released the following statement in response to the White House announcement of new actions to promote responsible innovation in artificial intelligence: 

“SIIA applauds the White House for its announcement of new policy initiatives to advance the development and use of responsible artificial intelligence (AI). We are particularly pleased to see a focus on robust engagement with the private sector. Public-private collaboration is critical to advance the opportunities of AI, promote innovation to seize those opportunities, and ensure that AI develops with due regard to safety, security, and civil rights. We look forward to working with the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office on these initiatives.”