Go read this report on what Eric Schmidt’s been up to since he left Google

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Eric Schmidt, who was Google’s CEO between 2001 and 2011 and served on its board until last year, has reinvented himself as a technology adviser and investor in the US defense community. The New York Times has published a new profile on Schmidt’s work since leaving the company where he made his name, and it’s well worth a read if you’re curious about how the ex-CEO now spends his time.

Schmidt has long advocated the use of technology and AI in defense work, and now he’s advising the government and investing in businesses to make that happen. According to the NYT, he now sits on two government advisory boards that promote the use of technology at the Defense Department and has also invested his personal wealth in military tech startups.

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