Special Edition of Resoundingly Human Featuring Congressman Jerry McNerney, PhD, Co-Chair of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

In this episode, a first for the Resoundingly Human podcast, I am joined by Congressman Jerry McNerney, a Member of Congress representing California’s 9th congressional district and co-chair of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus.

Congressman McNerney, who holds the distinction as the only member of Congress with a PhD degree, is a member of two congressional committees that impact the technology, science, and analytics policy space – the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

I see AI as a growing influence on society in a number of ways, but what we want to do is look for the potential to improve productivity and to create jobs and employment. We must be ready and put guardrails in place to prevent some of the potential negative impact such as job displacements and bias.

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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Member of Congress representing California's 9th congressional district and co-chair of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

Jerry McNerney is a member of the U.S. House, representing California’s 9th Congressional District. McNerney was first elected in 2006 to represent California’s 11th Congressional District. In 2012, he was displaced from the 11th District by redistricting, and was elected to represent District 9. He has served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce since 2013. He also served on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

McNerney was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1973, 1975 and 1981, respectively.