Can Huawei survive the US-China tech cold war?

Can Huawei survive the US-China tech cold war?

That is one of the questions of the year. They are on the defensive. ARM pulling their chip designs. A very big blow. Google saying they can't work with them. A big blow. I think Huawei will survive. But this is going to be a very fierce debate for the next few months.

Are Silicon Valley employees overpaid?

They are certainly paid a lot. The average employee at Google makes something like $250,000. On the other hand, does that mean they're overpaid? There's a lot of competition. Google makes money. The money has to go to someone. They give it to their employees and the shareholders.

Can AI be a fair judge in court?

It's a good question. Would you trust a judge that's actually a computer system? Certainly for some simple things like adjudicating parking tickets. 100% Complex cases? I don't know. We're gonna have humans involved for quite a while.

Will Uber's delivery drones take off?

This is a weird one. Definitely a lot of stuff will be delivered by drone. People don't really like drones. They don't really like Uber, so bad combination. I'm not sure they're going to lead the market.

America's internet giants are being pulled into political fights right and left these days. Speech – what can be said, and who can say it – is increasingly at the center of those controversies. Consider these two stories from opposite sides of the world:

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Italy's prime minister resigns – Giuseppe Conte, the caretaker prime minister appointed to mediate an uneasy governing alliance between Italy's anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the right-wing Lega party, resigned on Tuesday. Rather than wait for a no-confidence vote triggered by the rightwing Lega Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, Conte stepped down on his own terms. Salvini, who's popularity has been rising, had hoped that by triggering snap elections he could get himself appointed prime minister, will now have to wait for Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, to decide what comes next. While Lega and smaller right-wing allies want a new vote, center and left-wing parties are apparently working to see if they can form a majority coalition – perhaps including 5Star -- that would allow Mattarella to appoint a new government without fresh elections. We're watching to see how the dust settles in Europe's third-biggest economy.

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300: The US tested a new medium-range cruise missile on Sunday that flew more than 300 miles. This marks the first time the US has tested a weapon that would have violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a Cold War era pact that was officially abandoned three weeks ago, sparking fears of a new global arms race.

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