What Y Combinator chief thinks of Trump, AI and startups

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Sam Altman, the president of prestigious Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, has been expanding the organization's scope into areas such as researching cities. He also made headlines last year for his vocal opposition to Donald Trump while also maintaining his ties to investor and Trump-supporter Peter Thiel. Speaking at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, Altman talked about the state of Trump and technology.

Big takeaway: Despite his criticism of Trump, Altman says the President is right one thing — that the tech industry is partly responsible for the fact that so many Americans feel left behind. Still, he said, "I don't think he's right about how to solve it."