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c-span was created as a public service and is brought to you by your cable or satellite provider. >> we are on capitol hill, this is from the consumer technology association, where tech companies bring their concerns and technology to show members of congress. this week we will speak with members of congress and we will showcase some of the latest technology. ceo of c.p.a., what is important for bringing these companies to capitol hill? >> we have a couple dozen companies, and we want to give a sample of what we do every year in las vegas, which is about 4000 companies.
what we want to show, we want them to see innovation happening in the u.s.. ,ife-changing innovation whether it is health care, navigation, so many things. the decisions they make have real life consequences. impressionyour early of the trump administration and the tech community? what's the trump administration wants to help drive the stock is important. we are seeing positive action on nafta, rewriting it in a way which will not be harmful. we are seeing movement on overregulation. we are hopeful. >> what about the fcc? >> the fcc chairman has redefined what the commission is doing in a positive,
pro-business way, focusing on privacy. it is not what we had under the fcc chairman of fred -- trying to regulate anything that judge the regulate. we are now comfortable focusing on privacy. they gave us do not call. that is a regime that everyone voted for. exhibit, front of this all the jobs that each state related to the tech community. what is the aggregate number? >> over 12 million jobs supported by the tech industry. retailers at rest by who cell technology, apple, sony electronics, intel. a technologyas
presence supporting jobs. >> donald trump once to bring back jobs to the u.s.. is that something the tech community can feasibly do? >> absolutely. we have jobs that are high skilled today. we are not training our kids the way we should be. we have great universities. we have millions of jobs open today. we can not import these people. we have to go overseas. it's focusing that text does cost jobs. drivers, hotel workers are being affected by airbnb, uber and lift. self driving cars. we are also creating a huge
number of jobs in robotics. all sorts of new businesses are being created as it always has. shapiro, one of the sponsors. >> thank you. >> we are with the communicators. microsoft more what do you do for microsoft? >> i am a project manager. we are trying to solve management. whether you speak of their tongues likes we healy or hebrew, [indiscernible] >> is this available on the market? >> yes.
it is on the market as of december 2016. >> what is the importance of you being here on capitol hill to show members of congress? >> translation is an important service. talking to immigrants in court, whether it is people who need to provide services. language barriers do limit. >> mr. farmer, what is your role here? >> with microsoft. we are connecting companies who help and challenge the community space. companiesing to bring and technologies to make them available.
>> you wanted to give us a demonstration. >> absolutely. what's do your thing. -- >> do your thing. what did you just see there? you just spoke spanish into your phone. >> everything i said is coming out right here. a chinese -- chinese translation in the middle. customize it to a language they understand. barriers down language and allows access to services. it allows someone who lives in the u.s. access to their community in a way they have not before. >> you spoke spanish into your screennd it went to this , translating it into three languages. >> and it can do many more. up to 60 languages.
currently. we are expanding all the time. the quality is very impressive. you hear about artificial intelligence all the time. this is artificial intelligence and action. microsoftming out of research. it is made available to everybody on their phone. microsoft is a for-profit company. how do you make money off of this? >> a boardroom setting or for useism, and also social cases where people need to get a drivers license or might be in a hospital and need to get direct to the right place. there are language barriers every day. while we're making it available in the business world we are also making it available to others. >> could i download it on
iphone? >> any app store of your ios.ing, apple, android, >> what are you doing at the tech show here on the hill? >> my background is in computer science. i used to write software for a living. it is always great to see the latest technology. i'm a big fan of technology. .reat to see these new gadgets >> what is the importance of bringing these companies to capitol hill? >> it shows what innovation we have in america and the products around the world, one thing america has done so well is led the vote in innovation. you get to see the front end of
things that will be making life easier over the next few years. we need to make sure that we are not doing anything to impede this technology. it is one of the real bright spots of our economy. >> is there bipartisan agreement on a lot of the things with the tech community? >> there really is. we have worked together on some issues related to the technology field. in general you see a growth in this industry. the fact that we are the world leader in innovation, and a lot of the products people use around the world, ideas that came out of people here, maybe a college drop out in america will be the next tech ilya nair. chart at theto the top of this exhibit, 150,000
are tech louisiana related jobs. what are they? >> we have a growing technology field. the city of new orleans has peoplea hotbed for young to come up with innovative ideas. especially with virtual-reality. the ease of use that kids have of picking up gadgets and learning how to use technology, it is want to provide a lot of great opportunity. >> when it comes to policy what are you hearing from these companies? >> the biggest thing, they want to make sure the government doesn't impede their ability to grow and create innovative products. when you look at the regulatory agencies, the fcc has a lot of involvement in how technology is governed. one of the reasons why technology industry has done so well, they innovate faster than
government can regulate. you want to make sure regulations are there and evenhanded but also what regulations that don't indeed innovation. too often washington gets in the way. >> [inaudible] >> on your screen, brendan of a company called dji. what is that? >> the largest manufacturer of personal and professional drones, a 70% market share. >> how big is the market? >> it is growing a lot. we have seen tremendous
increases. are 35,000 pilots who have taken the test and passed it. >> they fly for what companies? >> a whole range of activities. infrastructure, agriculture. you name it. news, the best pieces of we did a study that found at least 59 lives have been saved using drones like these. >> what kind of regulations are there to fly a drone? >> the rules for flying recreationally are simple. they are all available on the faa website or the know before you fly campaign. within -- near an airport. rules that are common sense. the good news is it is not that
hard to get a license. testf people who take that pass. they ask you things like airspace, things people learn about in a day or two. , a no-fly zone for drones. it extends far out. once one of the things we have done, we want to push the envelope not just in terms of what you can do, but the safety features. we had four years, we take our drones out to the mall. you are not going to get the motor spinning. if you try to fly into the airport it is going to try to stop you from being in that place. we are concerned people not fly drones inadvertently in places that are dangerous. that is one of the things we have done.
we have automatic return home. in the latest drones we've got these two extra cameras on the front that since the environment , they build a computer map of obstacles and automatically avoid it. it is going to stop and hover instead of hitting it. >> what kind of questions have members of congress asked about this? >> they have in very interested in what they can do to help support the industry. inre is tremendous benefit drones. 59 lives saved already. not to mention the money of trying to do things a different way. members of congress want to know what can we do to support this industry? it is already happening. we are working closely on the reasonable rules going forward.
so theght operation, drone advisory committee, we are working to create reasonable rules that we need so we can continue to innovate. >> we have two other models here. what is the difference? commercialmore of a or hollywood platform. it can fly faster. you can do to camera operation. moving car a high you can keep the car within the frame while someone else's line. per will go about 45 miles hour. proconsumer of a introductory model. the camera is very capable sensor. this is popular among real
estate agents and families that want to capture a family reunion and want to do something like catch the mountain sign. >> do you hear from people in the washington area, where there is a real lockdown on these things complaining that they can't fly them commercially? >> there are people who are so afraid they don't want to be limited in where they can fly there areerstand places that are appropriate to fly a drone and places they are not. we try to work on local governments to figure out what those are. there are places you can fly in new york city. it is a great place to fly. you need to stay safe. we certainly enforce that. sensitive place.
we have authorized commercial operators using our drones to help investigate accidents in the washington area. we help them unlock the technology. we have to figure out where it is safe to fly. >> where are you headquartered? offices in the united states. like a lot of consumer technology products, these are made in china. a lot of our research facilities are there. in addition to silicon valley and japan. there's a lot of different offices. dgi.endan shulman with >> thank you.
>> now we want to introduce you to marnie gold who works for visa. what do you do? affairse head of public for visa. show -- i amday to here today to show days -- showcase the latest technology. you think may be about using a credit card as technology evolves so does the way we pay for things. prototype intended to show you the ways in which one might pay for things in the future. you might be able to pay with a fingerprint. a fingerprint link to your account. which would recognize your fingerprint. inalso have a prototype
wearables. this is a ring. it could be used to pay in that way. maybe you are going for a run and you don't take your wallet. if you had a wearable you could pay in that way. we also have facial scanning that would literally scan your face and recognize you. >> would you store that in your phone? .> yes and geolocation. it is intended to recognize where you are because your phone knows where you are. recognizing you are trying to pay for something in the place your phone says that you are. you could combine these authentications. >> are any of these prototypes? nothing is on the market at this point? >> these are prototypes.
>> we want to introduce you to john of samsung. what is your position? >> on the senior vice president of public policy for samsung in washington dc. >> you are based in washington. >> im. >> we are very much focused on working with the government to promote innovation in the united states. when the government creates an environment that allows companies to invest in samsung, thatlike brings jobs to america. i mentioned innovation. a lot of what you see here thend me, it is based on
internet of things. the fact that all of our devices in our home, we carry around with us, our car are connected to the internet. that means the world becomes more customized, more responsive to your life. it empowers people to live in new ways because of that internet connection. >> a couple of the issues you probably focus on include privacy and cyber security. >> they are important. especially as more and more lives become interconnected. it is important to have solid cyber security. one of the things samsung brings this phone has security filled then,
hardware-based which enables the phone to be very securely locked down so that software can't malicious software can't be installed on top of that. that kind of hardware rooted security is important for the phone, the internet of things, for refrigerators, connected cars. that is the evolution that is happening in cyber security now. >> what are you hearing back from congress? -- payings is saying a lot attention to cyber security. we want constituents as well as businesses to be protected. congress wants to view industry as a partner. a public private collaborative partnership. what that means in practice,
experts and technology developed technical standards and security guidelines through a collaboration with government. in particular the department of commerce. it as really been at the forefront of developing cyber security guidelines. scenario where you would work with your competitors? where all of area industry comes together along with government to try and solutions thatd will help secure our infrastructure and make people's lives more secure. >> you wanted to demonstrate a product. >> i have one security feature. this phone, the galaxy s eight hits the market, the highest phone they have ever made.
our new flagship phone. , ahas this beautiful screen fantastic display. the security i mentioned earlier. it has not only a fingerprint reader but and i risk and are on the front. you can program it to open only with your eyes. you glance at the phone and it unlocks. that means your data is secure. the applications you use like mobile payment to purchase things, it is locked down with your payments or irises. >> [inaudible] >> samsung is changing technology constantly. this industry is so competitive and innovative.
you have to always be looking years down the line. some of the technology in this phone was developed in research labs in silicon valley. some tip technology comes from our semiconductor manufacturing in texas. it is a very long-term commitment samsung has made, innovating in the united states. we have been in the united states for almost 40 years. >> you have had one model of phone banned from u.s. airlines. was that a tough time for you? >> the note 7 phone that came out last known is fortunately -- year is fortunately behind us. i am happy to say that the recall was incredibly successful. we have gotten back 98% of the phones, which is an
unprecedented rate of recall for a product that sold in the millions. we achieve this by messaging consumers directly on the devise itself so they were -- device itself so they were aware they needed to take that back. >> [inaudible] >> congressman issa, you used to run the organization that ran this. timethoroughly enjoyed my making consumer electronics products. on capitolhere now hill. you have these companies here. what are you hearing from them? >> optimism on many things.
that they may be able to produce more products in america. has a ms. him on some proposals concerned about a trade war. they want to make sure any tax changes are positive to bilateral trade. those are some of the ideas. what this is about is innovation. the ares in which the government needs to stay out of the way. >> you are an innovator. what was the product? vehicleufactured security. an audio, things of that sort. it was an involving era. we were making products smaller and coming out with denser and denser chips. that has been taken to the next level. micro capability. what used to be state-of-the-art
radio transmitters are taken for granted. >> is the u.s. competitive when it comes to manufacturing? >> we are currently hauling behind when it comes to the ability to manufacture flexibility. flexibility in the sense that [inaudible] if you are on a life cycle of less than a year you need to be will to get to market with that product and obsoleted with your next product. in america, that is one of the areas we lost first. we can regain a lot of that. we are good in the long run. we can be competitive. but fast and flexible is one of the tngweavtoegn. >> how important is tech and tax
jobs -- tech jobs to your area? >> we are not a heavy industry area. we are more likely to be the next location for telecommunication design or for research. highly to have educated workers. >> darrell issa, republican from california. thank you. >> you have been watching the communicators on c-span. technology at ces on the hill. if you would like to see more go to c-span.org. c-span, where history unfolds where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. and is brought to you today by your cable or satellite
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