Rogue Retort 2022-09-26
Google/Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai was honored at the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards held in New York last Wednesday. Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab introduced Pichai and presented his award.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö [Bilderberg 1997], and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson [Bilderberg 2016] were honored as well.
Frederick Kempe and Adrienne Arsht delivered opening remarks. Fred Kempe, President and CEO of Atlantic Council, is a longstanding member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): 1987, ’88, ’89, ’91, ’92, ’97, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 to present. Adrienne Arsht has also been a member (2000 to the present).
Hassabis is part of the significant trend of tech and science invitees to the Bilderberg Meetings.
According to the Nature article, AlphaFold:
was seeded from the success of DeepMind’s AlphaGo. This was the AI that in 2016 beat Lee Sedol, a master of the strategy game Go, in Seoul. “That was the pinnacle of gaming AI, but that was never supposed to be an end in itself,” says Hassabis. “I wanted to build AI to accelerate scientific discovery.” The day after returning from Seoul, the team turned its attention to protein folding.
The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to MIT quantum computing pioneer, Peter Shor. On Shor, author James Bamford had this to say:
NSA has had a strong interest in quantum computing as far back as 1994, when Peter Shor, a mathematician at Bell Laboratories, which has long had a close and secret relationship with the agency, discovered the codebreaking advantages of the new science. Since then, NSA has spent about $4 million a year to fund research at various universities, and put additional money into studies at government laboratories.Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency (2002), p. 609
Palantir co-founder and Bilderberg Steering Committee member Alex Karp recently attended the American Swiss Foundation’s Great American Speaker Series.
Karp’s Palantir, by the way, has recently been “Ranked No. 1 in Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Software Study in Market Share and Revenue.”