Eric Schmidt

Why Sun Valley Lost Interest in Silicon Valley

There was a time when Silicon Valley was the next big thing at Sun Valley. By that I mean that this annual conference—in its 36 years as a summer …

Silicon Valley

CAR-T startup Allogene Therapeutics picks up veteran analyst Eric Schmidt as CFO

Veteran Cowen biotech analyst Eric Schmidt is joining Allogene Therapeutics, the new CAR-T cancer therapy startup, as its chief financial officer.The …

Faceted Classification

Eric Schmidt says AI is good for humanity, Elon Musk is wrong

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is “exactly wrong” about artificial intelligence.Schmidt acknowledges that there are risks with AI, but …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk, Eric Schmidt, and Other Influencers Tense Over Artifical Intelligence and the Right Way Forward

"With great power comes great responsibility," but responsibility assumes a knowledge of what needs to be done, hence its etymological root word "response." Responsibility means doing the right thing. But in an unprecedented world of rapidly developing artificial intelligence, what is the right …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' on AI, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Elon Musk is not a man who's short of opinions, but some of his opinions are less popular than others.<p>For instance, the Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Co. chief's thoughts on AI -- including, among other dark predictions, that it may spark World War III -- aren't necessarily shared by his fellow Silicon …

Artificial Intelligence

Eric Schmidt shoots down Elon Musk's doomsday vision of AI's threat to humanity: 'Elon is exactly wrong' (GOOGL)

Getty and Reuters<p><b>Alphabet's Eric Schmidt has shot down Elon Musk's doomsday vision of AI.</b>• <b><br>Speaking at VivaTech in France, Schmidt said Musk "is wrong"</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Eric Schmidt is purposely being kept in the dark about Google's push to win a $10 billion cloud deal away from Amazon

Eric Schmidt, once the bespectacled face of Google, is now purposely being kept in the dark about Google's relationship with the military.<p>Schmidt, who joined Google as its CEO in 2001, became its executive chairman in 2011. He worked with the company's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to grow …

U.S. Politics

Former Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says Silicon Valley will form 'AI principles' for working with the government

As Google employees fret about becoming engaged in "the business of war," Alphabet board member Eric Schmidt thinks the tech industry will likely …

Silicon Valley

H-1B visa applications are down again

Applications for a popular American work visa are down once again.<p>On Thursday, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the number of H-1B applications dropped for the second consecutive year.<p>Applications for the visa, which is frequently used in the tech industry by highly-skilled foreign …

Immigration

The idea behind Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data-harvesting app came from a Palantir employee, with support from Eric Schmidt's daughter

Palantir is the surveillance company founded by authoritarian "libertarian" Peter Thiel; their business-development employee Alfredas Chmieliauskas …

Cambridge Analytica

Emails link Peter Thiel's Palantir and Eric Schmidt's daughter to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica fiasco

LONDON — Both Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir and a daughter of the former Google chairman Eric Schmidt had connections to Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook user information, according to documents seen by The New York Times.<p>"We learned today that an employee, in 2013-2014, …

Cambridge Analytica

Wylie testimony: Palantir employees helped build psychographic models, Eric Schmidt's daughter urged Cambridge Analytica's parent, SCL, to work with Palantir

Cambridge Analytica

Emails link Peter Thiel's Palantir and Eric Schmidt's daughter to Facebook's Cambridge Analytica fiasco (FB)

• <b>Emails indicate that Eric Schmidt's daughter Sophie once suggested that Cambridge Analytica's parent company work with Palantir.</b>• <b><br>Cambridge Analytica</b> …

Cambridge Analytica

Beware the Big Five

The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace<p>by Alexander Klimburg<p>Penguin, 420 pp., $30.00<p>The big Silicon Valley technology companies have long been …

Silicon Valley

Google's March Madness AI contest offers $100,000 in prizes

Prizes can be useful incentives. They encourage people to take on challenges, say flying across the Atlantic Ocean or developing a self-driving car or finding large prime numbers.<p>Now, Google has a great big incentive that will get almost the entirety of the country interested: $100,000 in prizes …

Machine Learning

ChemoCentryx (CCXI) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

CCXI earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2017<p><b>ChemoCentryx</b> (NASDAQ:CCXI)<br>Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call<br>March 9, 2018 <i>8:30 a.m. ET</i><p>Contents:<p>…

Biotechnology

Illinois Basketball: Leron Black testing the NBA waters is a good move

Late on Friday night, Illinois basketball fans received some heartbreaking news. According to Eric Schmidt, a television reporter in the Chicago …

Basketball

The Secret to Success? 7 Billionaires Tell You How to Get Rich

Get-rich-quick schemes are just that – schemes. Much as we might wish otherwise, none of us are never going to go from average Joe to the Forbes list …

Carnegie Mellon University

Former Google CEO says artificial intelligence won't replace your doctor

Former Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt has strong opinions about how modern computing will change medicine — or not.<p>At a healthcare conference on …

Artificial Intelligence

Hundreds of NYPD employees got away with egregious misbehavior

Between 2011 and 2015, at least 319 New York Police Department employees who lied on reports or under oath, cheated, stole, assaulted New Yorkers, …

U.S. Politics

Trump Organization staff kicked out of hotel offices in Panama

Staff members at the Trump Organization's hotel in Panama have been evicted from their offices amid a dispute between the Trumps and a businessman …

Business

Cloud of scandal hangs over Trump-Netanyahu meeting

President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in the Oval Office Monday for the first time since the U.S. officially recognized Jerusalem …

Politics

Rare, Cox Media's Facebook-driven conservative site, is shutting down

Rare.us, the viral content site launched by Cox Media in 2013 to take on the ever-evolving digital landscape from a right of center lens, will shut …

U.S. Politics

CMS punts on controversial plan to roll back Medicaid expansion

Federal health officials approved a new set of Medicaid work requirements today — this time in Arkansas — but punted on the state’s more aggressive …

Silicon Valley

Tomorrow’s World Live: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

<b>Brian Cox in conversation with Eric Schmidt</b><p>Professor Brian Cox, BBC presenter and the Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science, was …

Artificial Intelligence

Exelixis Inc. (EXEL) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

EXEL earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2017.<p><b>Exelixis, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:EXEL)<br>Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call<br>Feb. 26, 2018, <i>5:00 p.m. …

Biotechnology

Time to wake up to how China is racing ahead

February 25, 2018 5:00 AM<br>As a transport reporter covering cycling and its growing popularity, I often looked to Europe for examples of what a …

China

NRA to participate in town hall with Parkland students

The NRA will face students from Parkland, Florida, where a school shooting killed 17 people last week, at a CNN town hall Wednesday night. The …

Politics

Incyte (INCY) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

INCY earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2017.<p><b>Incyte</b> (NASDAQ:INCY)<br>Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call<br>Feb. 15, 2018 <i>8:00 a.m. …

Biotechnology

Drone tracking technology unveiled in world first

Vodafone has created an air traffic control system for drones that could eliminate airport trespassing and drug smuggling, while bringing delivery drones a step closer to reality.<p>Drones are too small to be tracked by conventional radar systems, but Vodafone has created a 4G network SIM card that …

Google