07. December 2018 10:27 AM IST
The Trump government, which has relations with technology companies, met with top tech executives on Thursday to discuss ways to "ensure American dominance" of innovation and the future of high-tech jobs.
Executives included Satya Nadella of Microsoft Corp., Sundar Pichai of Alphabet Inc, Steven Mollenkopf of Qualcomm Inc., and Safra Catz of Oracle Corp., said the president of the White House.
President Donald Trump stopped briefly At the meeting, which focused on the latest and next generation technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), a White House official confirmed.
"We want their bold ideas to ensure American dominance," said a senior White House official.
The White House Economic Advisor, Larry Kudlow, US Commerce Representative Robert Lighthizer and senior adviser Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president's daughter and son-in-law, attended the meeting, which unlike previous sessions, attended CEO was closed to the press.
Trump colluded with tech companies about the political decisions that triggered outrage in Silicon Valley. This was the most high-profile meeting of administrative technologies in more than a year.
During the last days of his tenure, the then CEO of Uber Technologies Inc. announced the Trump Business Advisory Group for immigration policy.
In August of 2017, Trump dissolved two high-profile business advisory councils after several chiefs resigned in protest at statements made by the President in protest of violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia on anti-racist protesters and the white nationalists was respected.
Prior to this, in June 2017, Trump met with the heads of 18 US technology companies, such as Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., and Microsoft, who are seeking help to improve the efficiency of government computer systems.
But the White House has held many meetings with technology companies at lower levels and Trump has met at least twice with Apple CEO Tim Cook this year.
The White House said it wants to break down the regulatory barriers to move forward with technologies such as drones. Trump signed a Presidential Decree in October on the development of a long-term comprehensive national frequency strategy for 5G mobile technology.
In May, the Trump administration said it would not stand in the way of AI's development, while recognizing that burgeoning technology will lead to job losses.
AI and deep machine learning have raised concerns about whether machines control people, privacy, cybersecurity and the future of work, businesses and experts say.
Trump has had several issues with technology companies since taking office, including his allegations, with no evidence of anti-conservative bias by Google and Facebook Inc. (FB.O) and Twitter Inc. (TWTR .N) for "trying to silence people."
He also criticized Amazon for paying too little to the US Postal Service for shipping parcels.
Next week, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing with Pichai to discuss Republicans' allegations of Conservative bias an indictment that Google has denied.