Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

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"Most of the time [technology] is a force for good", Cook said.

Cook's interview with Bloomberg was focused on discussing affairs related to politics and government, where the topic of Donald Trump's decision of removing US out of the Paris climate accord was also discussed.

Little progress has been made since then, with technology executives and their companies taking a stand against the Trump administration's policies, including the "travel ban" on people traveling from nations with large Muslim populations. Trump decided last week to pull the USA out of the pact.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella are expected as guests at the next White House tech summit on June 19, according to Bloomberg News.

In an interview with MIT Technology Review conducted a few hours after the meeting with Picard, Cook ticks off a list: image recognition in our photos, for example, or the way Apple Music learns from what we have been listening to and adjusts its recommendations accordingly.

Cook took a more conventional career path to the top of Apple, where he became CEO in 2011 after stints at IBM and Compaq.

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"The things that drive quantum leaps is core technology".

One source, who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the record, told BuzzFeed News that the council will discuss immigration among other topics, though it's still unclear if there will be conversations on the environment. After the meeting, industry leaders said an area of broad agreement was the potential for the Trump administration to innovate in government services. He gave a short account of how he finally found his goal in life after coming to work for Apple and then-CEO Steve Jobs, whose 2005 speech at Stanford University in which he urged graduates to "stay hungry, stay foolish" is still referenced today. Urging Americans not to reduce the world to algorithms but to find the essence of humanity and inject it into our technology, Cook seemed to imply that some technologies draw us in the wrong direction.

He warned graduates that though the internet has empowered many, sometimes the "basic rules of decency are suspended" and pettiness thrives. "Don't listen to trolls". Cook remembered the immortal words of the legend, stating "we are all bound together in a single garment of destiny" stating that those graduating should try and keep their life at the intersection between technology and the people it serves.

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The Apple CEO also addressed climate change, recalling one shareholder meeting where an investor sought assurances the company would only make green investments that could produce a demonstrable financial return.

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