Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

In a commencement address, Cook - who as Apple's chief executive since 2011 has overseen the rollout of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch - said his own company is constantly looking for ways to combine tech with a sense of humanity and compassion. "I can not speak on detail on that. But in cases when we have information and they have gone through the lawful process we don't just give it but we do it very promptly", he added. In the last three months, there have been three attacks that have led the government to take stringent steps in order to curb the violent extremism, which is being hailed to be the reason behind the attacks.

Cook also said he didn't join any of U.S. President Donald Trump's business advisory councils because he thinks those groups aren't "terribly productive".

Time and again, law enforcement officials have criticized Apple's high privacy standards. The iPhone maker says that encryption works differently but even then it contains important information thanks to the presence of metadata. "The reality is that cyberattacks on people and governments, these affect your safety and security".

"One of the advantages that we have is that there are a lot of things that Siri knows to do from the cloud", he added. Cook said he will continue to advise the president on matters that are important to him and the USA, such as the Paris climate accord.




"Encryption doesn't mean there's no information", Cook said, noting that metadata, which still exists despite encryption, can help authorities put together a profile for an attacker. Last week he criticized Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord. "He decided wrong. It's not in the best interest of the United States what he decided". This technology superimposes graphics and other information onto a person's view of the world.

"I'm optimistic because I believe in your generation", Cook said.

"It should be a required tax", the Apple CEO told Bloomberg in an exclusive interview.

While he calls AI "profound" and increasingly capable of doing unbelievable things, on matters that require judgment he's not comfortable with automating the human entirely out of the equation.

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