US President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of US technology giants on Monday. Company chiefs including Tim Cook from Apple and Jeff Bezos from Amazon attended the meeting.
With the meeting, the White House wishes to improve government services, update IT systems, cut costs and eliminate waste. Another key issue for the meeting was how to reduce fraud.
Apple’s Cook said the government should pay more attention to pleasing its citizens, “… not how it's done today.”
Bezos of online retailer Amazon urged the Trump administration to make good use of commercial technology, worker upskilling, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Before meeting with Trump, the CEOs met in 10 small group sessions with Vice President Mike Pence and other top government officials.