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Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy and news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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What I Learned at Microsoft Inspire 2019

This summer, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend my first Microsoft Inspire conference. It was a great opportunity for me to introduce partners to VFI, as well as to strengthen my ...

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We're proud of VFI leader @frankv104 for this great @IAMCPorg blog on diversity, inclusion, and industry leadership. You can read the piece at https://t.co/Xve1Spo8b0

Microsoft President Brad Smith says governments need to regulate big tech companies.

"We need to work with governments to protect, frankly, something that is far more important than technology: democracy." https://t.co/sufgHOUcUY

“‘When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world that you have helped create,’” says Microsoft president @BradSmi in the upcoming #ToolsAndWeapons book.

Read more in the @NYTimes: https://t.co/xGBwoDfztM

Don't miss @BradSmi's Tools and Weapons interview on @TheDailyShow! https://t.co/HXIfxhhjO1

Our copies have arrived! We are excited to read Microsoft President @BradSmi and @CarolAnnBrowne take on big issues like privacy, cybersecurity and AI in their new book #ToolsandWeapons. Pre-order a copy here: https://t.co/7CJCFYrkcf

#AI is being used to make predictions, & we need to ensure it performs the way the public rightfully expects.

Microsoft President Brad Smith explores this and more in his #ToolsAndWeapons book in 4 days: https://t.co/wF48ICrYMO

We're working towards better #broadband policy. Join VFI to advocate for internet access for all. #MSPartner https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

#DYK a congressional bipartisan commission is working on recommendations for how to protect the U.S. against cyberattacks? Learn more in this article by @magmill95: https://t.co/NYlTVrxvUw

Microsoft President @BradSmi takes on the evolution of ethics in the face of technological innovation in his newest book. You can preorder at: https://t.co/crt5oelgfO

Maryland is doing its part to bridge the digital divide, pledging $9.9 million to rural #broadband expansion. Get the full the story via @stephenbabcock:

What does responsibility look like for companies that create technology? In his new book, Microsoft President @BradSmi tackles the question, urging responsibility for future innovation. Preorder your copy today: https://t.co/crt5oelgfO

Become a leader on #ruralbroadband policy. Join VFI to help bridge the Digital Divide! https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

The FCC has approved an additional $137 million in funding to bring broadband to rural homes and businesses. Learn more about government efforts to bridge the digital divide via @krisholt https://t.co/JLFtmHs4o3

Learn how the FCC and other organizations are working to bridge the digital divide in this week's Executive Briefing: https://t.co/hcpvWeB3jg

With the launch of its newest initiative, The Department of Defense is tackling the problem of deepfakes created with advanced #AI technology. Via @_jackcorrigan:https://t.co/Hf5MFDYFv4

Senator Warren recently proposed investing $85 billion in broadband expansion. Learn more about her proposal via @techcrunch: https://t.co/hFobXTbPI4

Quickly changing technology presents new challenges and opportunities. Help create a safer online world by joining our advocacy community for #MSPartners. https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

Love this picture! And proud of our AI for Earth grants, which help scientists track penguins, elephants, and other animals. https://t.co/KwnMumMIM4 #MSFTAdvocate

The chance to learn computer science can bring more than just economic opportunity, it can enrich students’ lives. This is great work from our #TechSpark team! https://t.co/nmmBiH3Vz6

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