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WebSummit 2017 officially opened in Lisbon

WebSummit 2017 officially opened in Lisbon
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Christian Boas

3, 2, 1 – the WebSummit 2017 is officially opened. With a countdown and confetti, the second WebSummit was opened in the Portuguese capital last night. Side by side, Prime Minister António Costa and Lisbon’s Mayor Fernando Medina symbolically pressed the button on the technology conference. In addition, Irish WebSummit founder Paddy Cosgrave received a present from the public as a gift from the two politicians.
Die Bühne des WebSummit 2017 (Bild: Thorsten Claus)
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Also present at the opening were Prime Minister António Costa, Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations and Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition. In addition, physicist Stephen Hawking, who voiced his concerns about Artificial Intelligence in his video message, was also featured on video.

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