In a speech before graduates of the University of Stanford, California, the executive director of Apple, Tim Cook, urged this Sunday to the American technological giants to assume the responsibility of the consequences derived from their innovations.
"Silicon Valley is responsible for some of the most revolutionary inventions in modern history … They all have their roots in the Stanford backyard," Cook said between applause. However, he continued, "lately, it seems that this industry is becoming more known for a less noble innovation: the belief that you can claim credit without accepting responsibility"
Cook urged US technology companies to take responsibility for data leaks, privacy violations, as well as inaction regarding hate speech and false news, all of which – he said – are the order of the day.
"Too many seem to think that good intentions excuse the horrible consequences, but, like it or not, what they build and what they create defines who they are (…) If you build a factory of chaos, you can not dodge responsibility for chaos"Cook said.
"This industry is becoming better known for a less-noble innovation: the belief that you can claim credit without accepting responsibility."
Apple CEO Tim Cook chides the tech industry's "harmful outcomes" at the Stanford University commencement pic.twitter.com/YCAOkaXdtb
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Last October, Apple criticized companies that request too much personal data from customers to improve their service, while he advocated privacy as "one of the most important issues of the 21st century."
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