Good morning, everyone. There’s lots happening today in tech news. Here’s what you need to know:
Uber has started the search for a new CEO
Possible names to replace him include YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Disney CEO Thomas Staggs and former Ford CEO Alan Mulally.
And if you just can’t get enough Uber news, read this Wall Street Journal story on what Kalanick’s fall means for Silicon Valley culture and The New York Times has an excellent behind-the-scenes look at the moments that led up to his decision to resign.
President Trump is holding another meeting with tech leaders today
This meeting is going to be attended by executives from companies who specialize in drones or 5G wireless, according to CNBC.
In attendance will be the CEOs of companies such as AT&T, General Electric and Microsoft, as well as startups such as AirMap and Airspace.
How Microsoft is staging a comeback in AI
And your #longreads recommendation for the day comes to us from Wired, which has a fascinating look at how Microsoft is trying to compete in the world of AI.
The story starts with Yoshua Bengio, considered one of the top minds in AI, and why he decided to go work for Microsoft:
His bet is that the former kingdom of Windows alone has the capability to establish itself as AI’s third giant. It's a company that has the resources, the data, the talent, and—most critically—the vision and culture to not only realize the spoils of the science, but also push the field forward. In January, in a move noted throughout the industry, Bengio agreed to be a strategic advisor to the company. This gives Microsoft a direct line to one of AI’s top resources for ideas, talent, and direction.
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