White House Officials Held Meeting With Tech-Giants Executives

White House Officials Held Meeting With Tech-Giants Executives

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Recently, the White House conducted a roundtable “hearing session” on innovation with top technology chiefs. This meeting was conducted as a part of Trump’s administration efforts to make sure US leadership in rising fields, such as 5G wireless, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.

Chiefs who participated included Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf, Oracle’s Safra Catz, IBM’s Ginni Rometty and others, as said by the White House officials. Representatives of Carnegie Mellon University, Blackstone Group, and MIT will participate, along with Henry Kissinger, ex-Secretary of the U.S., the officials stated in a briefing. The executives met with few of top administration officers, including Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law, who is a senior adviser), Ivanka Trump (the president’s daughter and advisor), and Larry Kudlow, the director of the NEC (National Economic Council). Reportedly, senior technology advisors such as Chris Liddell and Michael Kratsios would also attend the meeting, stated the officials. According to a White House official, President Donald Trump also attended the meeting. Ivanka Trump, who addressed the innovation conference in Washington, D.C., said reconstructing the American workforce with the aim of filling technology jobs of the future was a spotlight of the discussion. Ivanka said on a panel that also included IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, “Innovation is forever a net positive. And it is our job to make sure the quickest transition for affected people, who are most helpless and having fewer skills.”

Recently, Google was in news as it was slammed by the senator for Google’s censored search engine work in China. Google’s construction of a Chinese censored search engine, known as “Project Dragonfly,” is evidence China has made “winning efforts to recruit Western firms to their information management,” said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) in Washington, D.C. “It is quite amazing to me that Google is really looking forward working with China for developing a Chinese censored version of its search engine,” Warner stated at the event hosted by the CNAS (Center for New American Security).

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