President Donald Trump met withÂ venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bringÂ emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday.
The meeting included executives ofÂ AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications andÂ CenturyLink, among others, the report noted.
The president said he aims to give companies the “competitive advantage” they need as well as help industry create new companies and jobs.
UAS vendors told Trump that the government shouldÂ approve a broader commercial use of drones.
On Monday, Trump also convenedÂ business leaders of 18 technology firms including Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet and Apple to talk about ways to optimize government computing systems.
Trump is slated to meetÂ energy industry executives next week as part of an effort to gain industry leaders’ perspective on ways to increase U.S. competitiveness in various fields.