Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

Posted June 10, 2017

He told Bloomberg during an interview that Apple has "been cooperating with the United Kingdom government not only in law enforcement matters, but on some of the attacks". I can not speak in detail on that.

He further goes on to mention that the said process of handing down information isn't anything new.

The most recent terrorist attack in the United Kingdom - the third in less than three months - has made it hard for technology companies to defend their products and services from violent extremists.

Cook did not specify which attacks required Apple's assistance.

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Apple says its tough encryption is created to protect customer privacy.

Part of that perspective, for Cook, continues to be keeping an eye on what iPhone data Apple should be able to access, and what is too personal, something that became an issue in its high profile refusal previous year to unlock iPhones at the behest of law enforcement (see "What If Apple is Wrong?"). "It doesn't mean no information". "The reality is that cyberattacks on people and governments, these affect your safety and security".

"Most of the time [technology] is a force for good", Cook said.

The proceeds from said tax should be used "for a significant infrastructure spend in the US because it creates jobs".

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In an interview with MIT Technology Review conducted a few hours after the meeting with Picard, Cook ticks off a list: image recognition in our photos, for example, or the way Apple Music learns from what we have been listening to and adjusts its recommendations accordingly. This technology superimposes graphics and other information onto a person's view of the world. "What we've tried to do is build something that is breakthrough speaker first", said Cook, responding to a question about why people should buy the $349 HomePod over Amazon's cheaper Echo.

Cook was chosen for his role as a "trailblazer" in championing innovation, MIT said in a statement.

While he calls AI "profound" and increasingly capable of doing unbelievable things, on matters that require judgment he's not comfortable with automating the human entirely out of the equation. "When I think of all the things that are going to change I think we're just getting started", he added.

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