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Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI

When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the b

Here are the top states and cities for startups in the South

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Eric Schmidt stepping down as Alphabet’s executive chairman to become a ‘technical advisor’

A little late in the day news dump for you, ahead of the upcoming holiday. Longtime Google executive Eric Schmidt announced today that he’ll be stepping down from his role as the executive chairman

As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the rest in statehouses nationwide

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Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really ‘gets’ AI and smart cities

At Google’s Go North event today in Toronto, which features a slate of speakers focused primarily on artificial intelligence, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt spoke to Prime Minister Justin Trudea

The US Government must work with tech companies if it wants to remain competitive in AI

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is concluding his tech tour of the West Coast today with a visit to Google's Mountain View campus. Mattis spent time at Amazon and the Defense Innovation Unit

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt heads to Trump Tower (again)

After their much-publicized meeting with President-elect Donald Trump last month, many prominent figures in tech appear to be circling back to Trump Tower. Eric Schmidt is the latest to be spotted a

Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and

Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding. Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told me that aft

Google’s Eric Schmidt says it’s time to ignore petty politics and focus on “transformative” tech

When Eric Schmidt took the stage today in New York City, he spent less time talking about business at Google (where he was previously CEO and now serves as executive chairman of parent company Alphabe

Bill Campbell, go-to advisor for Silicon Valley’s brightest, receives loving tributes after his passing

There’s an old saying in football: It isn’t the hours you put in but what you put in the hours. Apparently, Bill Campbell — a widely revered former Columbia University football coa

Google launches new machine learning platform

Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today’s

Google’s Think Tank Changes Its Name To Jigsaw And Becomes A Tech Incubator

Google Ideas, the company’s think tank, is relaunching as an incubator named Jigsaw (warning: autoplayed audio) to invest in and develop tech solutions to geopolitical problems and digital attacks.

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, To Speak At TechCrunch China Beijing

We're excited to announce that Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet (formerly Google), will open the TechCrunch China event in Beijing, which takes place November 2-3.

Google’s Encryption Efforts Are Paying Off In Wake Of Snowden Leaks

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company has evidence that its efforts to improve encryption in the wake of Edward Snowden leaks have worked. His remarks at BoxDev, Box’s

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers—specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in the United

Keywee Gets $9.1M From Eric Schmidt, NY Times For Its AI Approach To Content Marketing

While Facebook is reportedly talking to publishers to host their content as a way of boosting the number of people who read it, one more startup is entering the fray to help publishers improve

Google’s Schmidt Stands Firm On Not Applying Europe’s Search De-Listing To Google.Com

Google's Eric Schmidt has held the line against extending European search de-listing requests to Google's .com domain. As it stands successful requests made by private individuals under the ruling for

Google’s Jared Cohen: It’s “Obvious” Bitcoin-Like Currencies Are “Inevitable”

Google Director of Ideas and former technology advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jared Cohen, says that digital "crypto-currencies" like Bitcoin are here to stay. "I think it's ver

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plans To Sell 3.2M Company Shares Over The Next Year, 42% Of His Stake In Google

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the company today reported in an SEC filing, plans to sell about 3.2 million of the Class A common stock he currently owns through a stock trading plan, which
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