The President of France Emmanuel macron were treated to a lunch of the heads of the world’s digital giants

The President of France Emmanuel macron were treated to a lunch of the heads of the world’s digital giants

The President of France Emmanuel macron accepted on Wednesday, may 23, at the Elysee Palace heads the world’s largest companies working in the field of new technologies, and discussed with them over lunch strategic and economic aspects of the digital industry. On the Tech for Good summit was attended by about 50 representatives of the business world.

The President of France Emmanuel macron accepted on Wednesday, may 23, at the Elysee Palace heads the world’s largest companies working in the field of new technologies, and discussed with them over lunch strategic and economic aspects of the digital industry. On the Tech for Good summit was attended by about 50 representatives of the business world.

At the dinner that the head of France gave in honour of the heads of the major companies operating in the field of digital technologies, was attended by mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Brian Krzanich (Intel), Virginia Rometty (IBM) and more than fifty representatives of the business world (Samsung, SAP, Palantir, Wikimedia Foundation, Mozilla Foundation) and the head of the French startups, the French Ministers, heads of French departments of education, health, etc. During the summit, Tech for Good, they discussed such issues as international tax, big data, protection of the secrecy of private life and supporting the jihadist hatred of social media posts, etc.

During the discussion, many heads of the enterprises promised to strengthen measures to create jobs and protect the rights of workers on their enterprises on the territory of France.

In particular, IBM will create in France, 1,800 jobs at the enterprises of new technologies, including 400 seats in the field of artificial intelligence. The head of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi also announced after the summit that the company will enhance the level of protection of work of drivers and couriers. The French educational startup OpenClassrooms commitment to improving the skills of a million people in different countries each year starting from 2025, as well as 250 000 temporary workers in France, whose employment involved an American company Manpower. Intel announced its partnership with the Curie Institute on the application of artificial intelligence in the fight against cancer.

Visa will create a Paris innovation center digital Commerce and artificial intelligence. Microsoft to take on the work in France more than a hundred experts in artificial intelligence, who will work in areas such as health, environmental protection and new energy, transport, financial services and agribusiness. Accenture is investing $ 200 million over a five year period in different countries in the educational programmes aimed at the unemployed. In France, in particular, these programs will cover up to 2020 150 000 people. Booking.com pledged to invest 5 million euros to the strengthening of gender equality in the field of awarding University scholarships and support start-UPS working in the field of sustainable tourism.

Stripe will support the development of 100,000 new French enterprises for five years. SAP launches program for patients with autism and is committed to increase the presence of women in command positions of up to 30% in 2022 (22% currently). Finally, the Fund Google invests $ 100 million over five years to the development of non-profit organizations in the field of computer education in the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Currently, the French government requires from the group to cover the tax debt of 1.15 billion euros.

“There is no free lunch, — joked the head of France, taking businessmen at their table — I’m waiting for you obligations.”

On Thursday, Emmanuel macron, will speak at the exhibition of new technologies VivaTech. It is also expected that on Wednesday, may 23, in the afternoon, the President will Mark Zuckerberg with whom to discuss these issues, “the most forthright manner,” as reiterated in the communiqué of the Elysee Palace.

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