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Self-driving car ace on techlash: rebuilding trust is "delicate balance"

Chris Urmson.
Chris Urmson, Aurora's CEO, at an Axios event in Washington, D.C. Photo: Chuck Kennedy / Axios

The CEO for autonomous car tech startup Aurora, Dr. Chris Urmson, told Axios’ Mike Allen at an event Wednesday that he believes big tech companies “at their core are doing what they think is right for society” and “doing their best to generate a better world.” The caveat? “They have massive reach,” and with that, “there is a social responsibility that comes along with that.”

Why it matters: An exclusive Axios-SurveyMonkey poll released Wednesday shows a majority of Americans are now concerned that the government won't do enough to regulate how U.S. technology companies operate.