WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):
President Donald Trump has met with a group of tech executives at the White House.
His daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, helped coordinate the Thursday meeting to field ideas about securing U.S. dominance in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.
The gathering with the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm comes amid rising concerns about how the U.S.-China tariff war will affect the tech industry.
The meeting wasn’t open to media.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement that it was a productive and engaging discussion about America’s leadership in emerging technologies.
The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm.
The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, wireless technology and quantum computing and how that will affect jobs and the economy.
The gathering comes amid strained tensions between President Donald Trump and the tech industry over the U.S.-China trade war and other topics. The president isn’t likely to attend but his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is organizing it.