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GOOGLE'S SCHMIDT PRESSES FOR FREE INFORMATION FLOWS: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed frustration Tuesday with censorship that hurts its overseas operations and offered some candid advice to foreign governments that pursue such actions. "At the end of the day we try to satisfy consumers," "And we say [to foreign governments], 'Look, if you want to be a modern country, you've got to be open to Google, Facebook, Yahoo, so on and so on, Twitter.’" "Yes, it's pesky giving information to your political opponents and so forth. But it's a better country if it's more transparent," "Europe just passed a law called 'the right to be forgotten,' which allows you to have your content in Google be deleted, but not deleted from the newspapers that wrote it. That doesn't make any sense to us. Nevertheless that's the law," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said in remarks at the Commerce Department's SelectUSA Investment Summit; per Politico Morning Trade 3-25-15

“We have benefited from government essentially staying out of the Internet,” “I am worried that we are now on a path where we are starting to regulate an awful lot of things on the Internet. . . . I am generally in favor of less regulation no matter what on the Internet.” “I have a strong opinion that the best way to have net neutrality is competition.” Said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, about FCC reclassification of the Internet as a Title II utility telephone service at AEI, per WSJ 3-23-15

"I need you to draw me a contract," "Don't spend a lot of time on it. Draft it and send it to me and David so we can review your work." "I need the contract to be for me to sell my soul to the devil." Said Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google, to an applicant applying for a legal job at Google in 2002, Alissa Lee who got the job and worked at Google for seven years, per Ken Auleta’s Book: “Googled: the End of The World as we Know It,” reported by Business Insider; 3-22-15

“I think the biggest [artificial intelligence] trend is going to be the use of machine intelligence of large data sets to solve every problem,” “I can’t think of a field of study, a field of research — whether it’s English, soft sciences, hard sciences or any corporation — that can’t become far more efficient, far more powerful, far more clever.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on risks of artificial intelligence at SXSW, per Washington Post 3-16-15,

“I’m certainly not worried [about artificial intelligence] in the next 10 to 20 years about that. We’re still in the baby step of understanding things.” “We’ve made tremendous progress in respect to [artificial intelligence].” “Stuff beyond that is, at this point, really speculation,” Schmidt said. “I’m not a dystopian. I’m a utopian, if you phrase it that way.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on risks of artificial intelligence at SXSW, per Washington Post 3-16-15,

“I think that this [artificial intelligence] technology will ultimately be one of the greatest forces for good in mankind’s history simply because it makes people smarter.” “I’m certainly not worried in the next 10 to 20 years about that. We’re still in the baby step of understanding things.” “We’ve made tremendous progress in respect to [artificial intelligence].” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on risks of artificial intelligence at SXSW, per Washington Post 3-16-15

“Google's ultimate objective is to make people more intelligent,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said per Agence France-Presse; 3-7-15

“Human possibility is limitless. We can continue to be surprised by machines but, even better, we can be surprised by ourselves. And that is what I am most excited about.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking about artificial intelligence at The World Post, 3-6-15

“AI has the promise of looking through very large sets of data and finding things humans don’t have the mental capacity to find. It’s the classic example of the needle in a haystack issue,” said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking at The World Post, 3-6-15;

“I am absolutely convinced that technology is not the problem and it may even be the solution.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking at The World Post, 3-6-15;