Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

After six years as executive chairman of Alphabet—the parent company of technology giant Google—Eric Schmidt announced in a press release today that he will step down, taking on the role of technical advisor at the company and remaining on its board. Read More >>

This is What Eric Schmidt Thinks About AI Fears

Never mind that Google is working on a kill switch to control robots, executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks there’s nothing to worry about because “the state of the earth” does not support these killer AI scenarios. In other words, let’s come back to reality here. Read More >>

Former Google CEO is Helping the Pentagon, Just as a Personal Thing, Yep, Definitely Not for Any Other Reason 

The Pentagon announced an unusual new programme calling for hackers to test its digital security this week, as well as a “Defense Innovation Advisory Board”. Google CEO and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt will head the board — but, if you’ll believe Wall Street Journal sources, this is all for his own personal gratification, not a “company initiative”. Read More >>

Report: the Pope and Google Boss Eric Schmidt Will Have an Unusual Meeting Friday

Leader of the online advertising world and CEO of Alphabet (Google's parent company) Eric Schmidt will have a ‘brief conversation’ this Friday with Pope Francis, presumably not about moving the @pontifex Twitter account to Google+. Self-driving popemobile: more likely. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Wants an AI Version of Himself, Called ‘Not-Eric’

Eric Schmidt this week threw all of his weight behind artificial intelligence, claiming that the advanced technologies could solve a number of the world’s biggest issues. According to Schmidt, AI systems could sift through more information than we ever could, and subsequently advise scientists about population growth, climate change and education. Read More >>

Here Are Eric Schmidt’s Three Laws of AI

Google (or probably we should start saying Alphabet by now) boss Eric Schmidt has written an opinion column for Time magazine giving us his thoughts on AI, including some wider, sci-fi-like concepts on what he thinks the overall ambition of computer intelligence should be. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt: There’s Gonna Be a Lot of Alphabet Companies

When Google announced that its new parent company was going to to be called Alphabet, the world shrugged. But according to Eric Schmidt, the company could grow in size and importance, and fairly quickly. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Says to Stop Worrying About his Potentially Killer AI Friends

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk may be having sleepless nights about the forthcoming AI apocalypse, but not Eric Schmidt. The Google man, who's coincidentally behind the biggest efforts to create computer brains claims the worry is overdone, saying of the stress over rogue AIs: "These concerns are normal. They’re also to some degree misguided." Read More >>

“You WILL Switch From iPhone to Android” Demands Google Emperor Schmidt

Google boss Eric Schmidt has published what appears to he a heartfelt call for the iPhone users of the world to give Android a go, saying: "Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you." Read More >>

Google’s Eric Schmidt Says Government Surveillance Is Just Part of Our Society

Since the whole PRISM thing blew up, and dozens of other Snowden revelations followed it, there's been a lot of talk about government spying, foreign stuff and domestic surveillance, and what these revelations mean. According to Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, not much; this is just part of our society now. Read More >>

Here’s Eric Schmidt Using the Moto X Smartphone In the Wild

Information about Motorola's forthcoming "Moto X" smartphone has been slowly trickling out over the last few months. Here's our first look at the new Motorola phone, courtesy of Mr. Eric Schmidt. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Thinks Controlling Google Glass with Your Voice Is “the Weirdest Thing”

There's a lot of quirkiness to Google Glass and a lot of stuff that Google still has to figure out. One of those things, according to ol' Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is talking out loud to control Google Glass. In a talk at Harvard yesterday, Schmitty literally called it "the weirdest thing". Read More >>

Eric Schmidt: Google Powers the UK So Stop Badgering Us About Tax

Eric Schmidt, Google's talkative executive chairman, has launched a mini offensive over the company's controversial UK tax affairs, claiming Google is a key element of the tech scene that's driving the UK's recovering economy so we ought to be grateful for its presence instead of moaning about its suspiciously low tax bills. Read More >>

Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt Had a Five-Hour Nerdy Chit Chat

A transcript released by Wikileaks shows that silky-smooth fugitive Julian Assange had a five-hour meeting with Google overlord Eric Schmidt back in 2011, with the Google man requesting the chat due to an interest in charting the formation and operation of Wikileaks in his forthcoming book. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Says ChromeOS and Android Aren’t on a Collision Course

When Andy Rubin left Android last week and was replaced by VP of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai, it a departure that launched 1,000 theories. And every single one of those theories that Android and ChromeOS are now just begging to be merged. Well Eric Schmidt has a rebuttal for you: No, mostly. Read More >>