Fortune 500 CEOs on Donald Trump, the Economy, and AI

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  • The chief executives of Fortune 500 companies are optimistic about the global economy, bullish on employment, big on prospects for the U.S., and braced for a torrent of technological change.
  • Fortune 500 CEOs are optimistic about the future… Only a few chief executives see the global economy turning worse next year.
  • The U.S. is the overwhelming choice of CEOs for having the best investment opportunities in the next two years; China and Europe lag far behind.
  • Nicolas Rapp They’re embracing tech… Ever more Fortune 500 companies have come to recognize that whatever their original business, they all need technological expertise now.
  • Nicolas Rapp A version of this article appears in the June 15, 2017 issue of Fortune with the headline “CEO Soothsayers.”

We recently asked Fortune 500 CEOs what they really think about topics including Donald Trump, the economy, and AI.
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Apple Just Acquired This Little-Known Artificial Intelligence Startup

Apple just acquired this little-known artificial intelligence startup

  • Apple has acquired a data mining and machine learning company Lattice.io, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
  • Apple confirmed the acquisition exclusively to Fortune via telephone on Saturday, and provided the following statement via email: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
  • There isn’t much information publicly available about Lattice, but according to the company’s CrunchBase profile, the startup was born out a Stanford research project called DeepDive.
  • The company’s technology appears to use machine learning to parse through databases or the web to answer queries.
  • Lattice was co-founded by Chris Re, a professor of computer science at Stanford, and Michael Cafarella, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan.

Apple’s latest artificial intelligence acquisition, Lattice, was co-founded by Stanford and University of Michigan professors.
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Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

  • In an era of maturing artificial intelligence technology, what does the future of the corporation look like?
  • This dynamic has become a mainstay of the dialogue around AI, with voices from technology visionaries such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking weighing in.
  • AI is intended to help—not hinder—the human workforce, they said.
  • “AI is actually not new for us,” said Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of IBM India, whose Watson supercomputer has risen to global acclaim.
  • But “technology always comes way ahead of policy.”

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You
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Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

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  • Autopilot in its current form is only really cut out for highway driving, and a car able to get an injured or suddenly impaired driver to their destination without any help at all is likely some time off.
  • In the moment, Neally tells Slate he calculated he could reach the hospital faster by Autopilot than if he had stopped and called an ambulance.
  • Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism
  • Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot feature saved his life.
  • It’s important to note that the driver had to drive the final bit of the way to the hospital on his own, through considerable pain.

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Joshua Neally let his Model X navigate 20 miles of highway as he hovered near death.


Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Germany Wants to Add Black Boxes to Autonomous Vehicles

  • Germany Wants to Add Black Boxes to Autonomous Vehicles
  • Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources told Reuters on Monday.
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Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources told Reuters on Monday.


Germany Wants to Add Black Boxes to Autonomous Vehicles