Quotes of the week: "It's sort of a lonely job."

Some of the best quotes from the tech industry this week

“Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved.”

Uber’s deployment of self-driving cars starts in two weeks


“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and we are fully investigating this issue.”

McDonald's US representative Terri Hickey after step trackers given away in Happy Meals revealed to cause rashes


“In order to obtain pre-action discovery, Atlantic must demonstrate now that it has meritorious claims against the Reddit user. However, Atlantic has failed to show that its claims are meritorious for two, simple reasons.” 

Reddit refuses to give up name of Suicide Squad music leaker


“Cloud has been a godsend…we’re very happy with it.”

CIA Chief Information Security Officer Sherrill Nicely approves of AWS


“I am personally not worried about an AI apocalypse, as I consider that a completely made-up fear. I am concerned about the lack of diversity in the AI research community and in computer science more generally.”

Jeff Dean, senior fellow at Google, during a Reddit AMA


“We’re not going to beat them. We’re going to build a way to cooperate with them and get the best of both worlds.”

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes on how Australia should view competition with Silicon Valley


“It’s sort of a lonely job.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a wide-ranging interview with the WaPo