Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative

Others attending include Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr and the CEOs of Microsoft Corp International Business Machines Corp, Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Oracle Corp and Adobe Systems Inc, a White House official said on Sunday.

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, on Monday spoke about the need to modernize technology and data used by the federal government.

"To date we've been working with hundreds of civil servants".

The administration drew a mix of flattery and policy requests from the assembled technology leaders and university officials.

Bezos said it was "impossible to overstate" the importance of artificial intelligence and that better vocational training must be developed.

This will be the first event for a technology-focused group within the White House Office of American Innovation, which seeks to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. He also cited some examples of the current technology infrastructure, noting the use of floppy discs in Pentagon "legacy systems".

Erendira Wallenda sets record with aerial performance over Niagara Falls
The city and Niagara County Legislature each committed $35,000 to the stunt with the goal of boosting tourism. "That's wonderful . Nik told reporters that he's looking to build a permanent attraction in Niagara Falls that would showcase his family business.

Following Trump's June 1 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger stepped down from White House advisory panels. Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact.

"We have challenged ourselves to pursue change that will provide utility to Americans far beyond our tenure here", said Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law. Almost 100 major technology companies_including Facebook, LinkedIn and Intel- also opposed in February the administration's executive order banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

During his election campaign, Trump had little support from Silicon Valley, with most leading tech company executives distancing themselves from the Republican candidate.

The White House is seeking to shrink government, reduce the federal workforce and eliminate regulations.

The executives are part of the so-called American Technology Council that Trump formed in May to support efforts to modernize the USA government. Intel unveiled plans at the Oval Office in February to invest more than $7 billion in an Arizona factory, a move that Trump portrayed as a win for US workers.

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