What happened? Lisa Su, President of AMD, joins many other tech names as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (PCAST). Joe Biden announced his appointments Wednesday, advising his cabinet members "on policy issues where understanding science, technology and innovation is important."
In addition to Su, Dr. William Daley, Microsoft's chief scientific officer, Dr. Eric Horowitz, and Phil Vanables, Google Cloud Director of Information Security, have joined PCAST. The three chairs of the board are Dr. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Maria Zuber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Eric Lander, director of the White House Office of Technology and Science.
Today, POTUS announced the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (#PAST). This is an impressive group of 30 leading scientists and technologists from across the country, advising the President and WhiteHouse on science and technology. (1/7) pic.twitter.com/MJaqA6LzSq– Eric Lander (@ EricLander46) September 22, 2021
“PCAST President Biden is one of the 20 most talented and successful elected members of the White House Notes: National Academy science, engineering, and medicine, five MacArthur "genius" fellows, two former cabinet ministers, and two Nobel Laureates.
At the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (PCAST) working with an impressive group of people on important issues that Affect our country https://t.co/6qZEIRcVuB- Lisa Soo LisaSu) September 22, 2021
It has been confirmed that members appointed due to PCAST membership will not be paid, travel, food and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed According to government regulations, the highest paid CEO of 2019 was valued at $58.5 million, he said, so proud. His name is on the board.
PCAST seeks answers to five key scientific questions: < /p> An epidemic of what could be - or what might be - learning to meet our broadest public health needs?How advances in science and technology can find a solution A powerful new approach to tackling climate change—stimulating market-driven change, accelerating economic growth, improving health, and increasing jobs, particularly in underdeveloped societies? How can the United States ensure that the world is at the forefront of future technologies and industries that are critical to our economic well-being and national security, especially in competition with China? How can we ensure that the results of science and technology are fully shared across the United States and among all Americans? How can the long-term health of science and technology be ensured in your country?
It is interesting to see exactly how much the council will influence the direction of government policies. In addition to the pandemic, Biden faces an unprecedented chip crisis that is expected to last through the middle of next year. Not presented, the CEO was recently named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2021, and was one of seven people to have their original cover.
President Biden appointed Lisa Sue AMD to the Science and Technology Advisory Board