President Barack Obama made his SXSW debut earlier this week to give an in-depth talk on a bevy of topics from climate change to the controversial privacy/security debate that’s ongoing with Apple and the FBI.
But part of the leader of the free world’s speech at the event also served as a springboard to “start coming up with new platforms, new ideas across disciplines and across skill sets to solve some of the big problems we’re facing today.”
Obama also spoke to 2,000 members of the tech community and stated their fields and expertise are very much needed in the advancement of the country. “The reason I’m here is to recruit all of you,” he said, later adding, “We’re going to need the tech community to help us solve this problem,” in terms of the privacy controversy that Apple is currently facing with the FBI.
View the full interview below.