Quotes of the week: "Samsung took a deliberate step towards danger"

Some of the best quotes from the tech industry this week

“The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.”

Apple acknowledging it is working on something related to driverless cars in a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


“Samsung took a deliberate step towards danger, and their existing test infrastructure and design validation process failed them.  They shipped a dangerous product.”

Instrumental.ai teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7


“I do not want to die at the office. I want to retire early. I really want to see the world.”

Alibaba founder Jack Ma hinting he may retire sooner rather than later


“Today, you would never buy a car without airbags and antilock brakes. In the next half-decade, no physician will practice without deep-learning, machine-learning systems by his side or her side.”

Vic Gundotra, CEO of AliveCor, on the future of health.


“I can’t really think of a film that makes me think: yeah – AI looks like that.”

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman on the future of AI


“The moral algorithm is a term that is good for tabloid newspapers. There is no such thing in the software that will tell the car to hit the 80-year-old in order not to hit the group of kids.”

Dr Heiko Schilling, Head of Navigation at TomTom, tells it like it is when it comes the much-hyped ‘trolley problem’ around driverless cars


“We know of no Anonymous groups supporting @officialmcafee ego stroke”

Tweet from @YourAnonNews over claims the hacktivist group is pushing to make an apparently reluctant John McAfee a “cyber-czar” for Donald Trump’s administration


“If TalkTalk has evidence that significant numbers of passwords are out in the wild, then at the very least they should be advising their customers to change their passwords. To say they see no need to do so is, frankly, astonishing.”

University of Surrey's Prof Alan Woodward is unimpressed with TalkTalk