Microsoft President Brad Smith says these are the 10 biggest challenges facing tech in 2019
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- Microsoft President Brad Smith penned a blog post on LinkedIn about the 10 biggest issues tech is sure to tackle in 2019.
- Artificial intelligence, he mentioned, will play a powerful role in how the economy functions, whether it leads to job growth or decline, and how tech companies work with law enforcement to implement facial recognition.
- And with no mention of President Donald Trump, Smith echoed concerns made by other tech giants over the trade relationship between China and America.
The tech industry is still reeling from a tumultuous 2018, as growing privacy concerns, cyber security threats and online disinformation campaigns have caused many people to reassess their relationship with technology.Things are only going to get more complicated as new innovations like artificial intelligence and voice recognition become increasingly commonplace in our lives. Advertisement
Microsoft President Brad Smith outlined some of the biggest tech issues in store for us this year in a sobering blog post he recently published on LinkedIn. Another year of public 'tech-lash' seems probable, Smith writes, as society debates the roles that technology, and tech companies, play in our lives. But there's also an opportunity for us to confront the challenges head on, and to take steps that will help us reap the benefits of innovation while avoiding the pitfalls.
Here's what Microsoft's President believes the top 10 tech issues will be in 2019:Get the latest Microsoft stock price here.
First priority: Privacy
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The US/China relationship
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The rise of activism in tech
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An eye on the people behind the tech
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Cloud storage and human rights
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