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Quotes of the week: Pirates in Iceland, AI journalism, & McAfee likens Presidential candidates to disease

“A machine will win a Pulitzer one day.”

- Kris Hammond of Narrative Science on the future of AI-based journalism

 

“Apple is not destroying the fabric of America. But I do wish they'd be manufacturing some of their devices, here, in the United States rather than in China. And I do wish that they would not be trying to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.”

- Bernie Sanders on Apple

 

“The problem however is that the label is on the back is neither Samsung nor Apple.”

- Dr. Kevin Curran on the new Huawei P9

 

“You’re asking me to choose between a case of the measles and a bladder infection.”

- Cybersecurity Expert John McAfee on whether he’d vote for Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton

 

“In these strange times anything is possible. But, of course, if it happens we are ready.”

- Party leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir on the possibility of Iceland’s Pirate party winning the election

 

“This move by Google opens up an entire host of concerns about other Google hardware. Which hardware will Google choose to intentionally brick next?... Will Google/Nest endanger your family at some point?”

- Revolv owner Arlo Gilbert venting anger about Alphabet’s decision to discontinue services for the smarthome hub  

 

“The internet’s free model is unsustainable.”

- Adam Rowe on the effect of Twitter’s NFL deal

 

“Five years ago, the reception to cloud computing was akin to the hoary frosts that first make an appearance in autumn: cold, stark, dazzling and concise.”

- Mark Chillingworth on how attitudes to cloud have changed

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