• Jeff Bezos: Today's internet is a 'confirmation bias machine' that could help autocratic regimes

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    At the Wired 25 conference on Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos weighed in on the current state of social media.
    "I worry that some of these technologies will be very useful to autocratic regimes to enforce their will," Bezos said.
    He also said, "the Internet in its current incarnation is a confirmation bias machine."
    Still, Bezos believes the problems facing social media are common to other technologies in their early stages and progress should not be halted.
    After touting his space tourism mission and defending Amazon's work with the US Department of Defense, Jeff Bezos also weighed in on...
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  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos Talks DoD Contracts and Blue Origin Rockets

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos Talks DoD Contracts and Blue Origin Rockets

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Amazon chief and owner of space company Blue Origin Jeff Bezos doesn't plan on backing away from potentially lucrative Department of Defense contracts anytime soon.
    Speaking Monday at the Wired 25 event in San Francisco, Bezos said “We are going to continue to support the DoD and I think we should.”
    His comments come after Google said it would no longer bid for a $10 billion cloud computing and data crunching contract with the Pentagon, citing as one of its reasons that the contract conflicts with the company's internal principles governing ethical uses of artificial intelligence...
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