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Quotes of the week: Nokia has "absolutely no interest" in going back into mobiles

“Although a brilliant man, [Stephen Hawking] he is not a computer scientist. Elon [Musk] is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a computer scientist.”

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt playing down fears about AI

 

“The National Front, firmly rooted in the real economy… will prevent the use of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin in France.”

Marine Le Pen, leader of French political party the National Front, outlining her party’s views and policies on digital currencies

 

“Privacy in today's workplace is largely illusory.”

Ellen Bayer, of the American Management Association, on the rise of employee monitoring

 

“We humans are like small children playing with a bomb. We have little idea when the detonation will occur, though if we hold the device to our ear we can hear a faint ticking sound.”

Professor Nick Bostrom, writing about the future of machine intelligence in his new book

 

“If we’re integrated directly into the AI, into the thing that controls its will or its sense of independence, who it is, then I would suggest we go with that.”

Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan suggesting the only way to avert machines wiping out humans is to become machines ourselves

 

“I think it’s relatively right around the corner. It just has been very difficult to manufacture at a reasonable cost.”

Samsung’s North American CEO Gregory Lee on the future of foldable smartphones

 

“We have absolutely no interest to go back into the mobile business. That's our history, not our future.”

Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia's Technologies unit

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