Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at Seattle University earlier this month. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)
As the call for regulating and even dismantling some of the U.S. technology giants grows louder, Microsoft President Brad Smith has written a book about his company’s efforts to tackle privacy, cybercrime, AI and other digital challenges.
The book, called “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age,” addresses the potential and the threats posed by digital technologies, according to a press release issued today.
“Silicon Valley has recently reached an inflection point. We have moved from a world in which tech companies operated with laissez-faire abandon to one in which they must work together with governments and accept greater responsibility for the future,” states the release from publisher Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
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“While in no way a self-glorifying ‘Microsoft memoir,’ the book pulls back the curtain on some of the company’s most crucial recent decision points,” reads the release, “as it strives to protect the promise of technology against the very real threats it presents.”
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