Transcript: Here’s what Microsoft, Amazon and Apple CEOs told Trump about tech this week
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Transcript: Here’s what Microsoft, Amazon and Apple CEOs told Trump about tech this week

President Trump stated that he was joined by “an unbelievable group of leaders” as he kicked off a gathering of the American Know-how Council earlier this week. With Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to his left and Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner to his proper, Trump stated his administration was embracing “huge change and daring pondering” in relation to tech.

A video launched by The White Home exhibits the opening remarks of the president wherein he says authorities businesses at the moment depend on “painfully outdated know-how” although the room was crammed with “the best folks in know-how that the world has ever seen.”

Trump then requested these assembled to introduce themselves and say a couple of phrases. He began with “our fantastic, nice genius from Microsoft who has accomplished one hell of a job.”

Satya Nadella, Microsoft:

“Thanks Mr. President. Thanks for the chance at the moment to spend the time to each be taught and contribute to, I believe, what is without doubt one of the most necessary dialogues, which is about modernizing our authorities with the most recent know-how, in order that the folks of America can profit from it. So I believe the very first thing I took away is how necessary an agenda it’s, to modernize know-how. The second factor I believe is for us to do our greatest work as an business and in collaboration with the federal government to talent the folks of america for the roles of the longer term. Know-how will play a task each in creation of the roles and the talents. After which lastly I’d say that we additionally want to extend American competitiveness and the 2 issues that authorities can and has accomplished is spending in huge analysis — in spite of everything, the entire know-how that we have now at the moment is as a result of it began in truth within the authorities and the analysis establishments you funded — in addition to the enlightened immigration coverage. In fact I’m a beneficiary of that and I hope that we proceed to have the ability to type of actually ensure that the American competitiveness is what helps us set coverage.

Trump joked that “maybe we will preserve it a bit shorter than that folk” after Nadella completed and drew an enormous chuckle from the room. “In any other case we is perhaps right here for a very long time.”

He then launched Bezos.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon:

“Alright, I might be brief. Once we met earlier than in December I inspired this administration that you possibly can be the innovation administration. I’d wish to see that type of pondering proceed. I applaud the formation of the innovation council and thank Jared [Kushner] for doing that. Simply a few issues that you possibly can definitely give attention to: one can be utilizing business applied sciences wherever potential. I believe you guys already headed that method, however to leverage these would save taxpayers some huge cash. The second is to proceed to work arduous on … determine methods to retrain and up-skill staff everywhere in the U.S. We’ve got a program at Amazon known as Profession Alternative that’s been doing that. We’ve already acquired 10,000 folks in this program; Ivanka [Trump] is aware of about this program. And the third factor to maintain your eye on, I believe it might be inconceivable to overstate this, is that america must in each method at each degree be engaged on machine studying and synthetic intelligence. And that can be utilized in each a part of authorities to enhance the providers that authorities offers its residents.”

Trump then heard from a spread of parents seated across the desk together with a couple of college presidents and a number of different CEOs. Alex Karp, CEO of the massive information analytics firm Palantir, stated that he has supported nationwide safety advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster “on the entrance line.” The corporate, which is funded partially by the CIA’s In-Q-Tel enterprise capital arm, has a fame for secrecy and opened a Seattle office in 2015.

Twenty or so minutes after the introductions began, the dialogue made its method again across the desk to Prepare dinner, who was the final to talk earlier than Trump once more thanked everybody for his or her time and efforts.

Tim Prepare dinner, Apple:

“The U.S. ought to have probably the most trendy authorities on the planet and at the moment it doesn’t. And it’s nice to see the hassle that Jared is placing in in engaged on issues that can pay again in 5 and 10 and 20 years. The federal government ought to be targeted on its residents and the providers of the federal government ought to be measured on how happy the residents are with receiving these providers. That fundamental premise is just not the way it’s accomplished at the moment and so I’d actually encourage you to ask the cupboard how they’re measuring their elements of presidency and what they’re doing to serve the residents that they’re meant to do. Secondly, completely unrelated however one thing I really feel very passionate about: coding ought to be a requirement in each public college. We’ve got an enormous deficit within the expertise that we want at the moment versus the talents which might be there, and we’re making an attempt to do our half or hopefully greater than our half in doing that, however I believe management from authorities can be key.”

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