Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Microsoft Build. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is heading to the nation’s capital for a meeting at the White House Thursday, according to multiple reports.

He’ll be joined by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, IBM’s Ginni Roomette, and other tech leaders to discuss emerging innovations like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, and 5G wireless technology.

It isn’t clear who from the Trump administration will attend the meeting but an invitation obtained by Bloomberg was signed “Jared/Ivanka/Michael/Chris.”

As Bloomberg notes, those signatures presumably belong to President Donald Trump’s daughter, son-in-law, and two of his tech officials, Michael Kratsios and Chris Liddell.

The meeting comes as lawmakers in Washington D.C. inch closer to legislation that would crack down on Big Tech, an industry under increasing scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats.

Separate from Nadella’s Summit, Microsoft President Brad Smith will deliver a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon. He plans to discuss another controversial emerging technology: Facial recognition.

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Source:: GeekWire

      

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