AI, Trump, and Gawker: Six Highlights From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Interview

Jeff Bezos spends about as much time talking at industry conferences as he does speaking to Wall Street investors—a few hours a year. Interviewed by technology journalist Walt Mossberg, the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive officer spoke at Recode’s Code conference Tuesday night about artificial intelligence, privacy on the internet, his goals with the Washington Post, Amazon’s ambitions in entertainment, and more. Here are six highlights from the interview: 6. Gawker’s opponents need a ‘thick skin’ As a newspaper mogul and tech company CEO, Bezos offers a unique perspective on the issue that has captivated Silicon Valley since last week. Peter Thiel, a billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur, said he’s been secretly financing Hulk Hogan and other plaintiffs suing Gawker Media LLC. Several tech titans came out to voice their support, calling the media- and…


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