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We mankind created tools, the premise was mankind were always smarter than the tool we invented so we control. This is the first time ... the tool becomes smarter than ourselves.feedback
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Nov 13 2017
We found 44 articles in which Masayoshi Son said something. The most recent Masayoshi Son’s quote is: “My track record the last 18 years is 44 percent, compound every year. People call me high risk, high return. High return, definitely yes. But I don't know if it's high risk. If you think deep enough, if you work hard enough, if you smartly select ... I think it's not only high return but could be good.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Masayoshi Son 91 times. On this page, you will find all of Masayoshi Son’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Oct 25 2017

But 30 years from now, most of the subjects, they will be so much smarter than us. Because they are going to be a million times smarter than today, million times. We mankind created tools, the premise was mankind were always smarter than the tool we invented so we control. This is the first time ... the tool becomes smarter than ourselves.feedback

Oct 25 2017

Thirty years from now, they are going to learn by themselves, they are maybe going to laugh at you and us. Today they look cute, they will stay cute, but they will be super smart.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - IPhone

When I met with Steve Jobs, before he announced the iPhone, he told me, Masa, Masa, if you see what I'm developing, when I'm finished, I'm going to show you, you're going to piss off your pants.' And when I saw it, I actually almost did.feedback

Oct 25 2017

If you have to envision, 10 years or 30 years later, at least some humans will have a better imagination than them. So, it's not the end. The power of the brain is no limit. The imagination that we can have has no limit. So we are also going to improve our imaginations and our feelings, gut feeling.feedback

Oct 24 2017

I think Neom is a fantastic opportunity.feedback

Oct 20 2017

The Vision Fund was just the first step, 10 trillion yen ($88 billion) is simply not enough. We will briskly expand the scale. Vision Funds 2, 3 and 4 will be established every two to three years.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Humans have only 30 billion times more brain cells than an ameba. But in 100 years, when we compare the number of brain cells humans have, with the number of transistors on a chip, we will be below what amebas are to us today. This difference between humans and insects is only about 30,000 times. A tiny difference. And we look down on amebas and insects. But in 100 years – compared to just one chip – we'll be less than amebas. The brain power of computers compared to ours, will be like ours compared to amebas.feedback

Oct 16 2017

It's possible that robots equipped with artificially intelligent brain-like computers will become commonplace within the next 300 years. Those artificially intelligent robots could be sent to dangerous places like disaster cites after earthquakes or fires. Now we rely on firefighters to risk their lives to save us, but artificially intelligent robots will be able to go into dangerous places, into rubble, without risking lives.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Through the Information Revolution, we don't want to create extra-intelligent computers that mechanically achieve their goals; we are aiming them to use them to make people happy. Just like people make each other happy now, and just like machines in a very small way started to make people happy now. We want extra-intelligent computers to co-exist with people, and make them happier.feedback

Oct 16 2017

If I were to choose only one thing, it wouldn't be a chip, or software, or hardware. I would want it to be said that I have created an organizational structure that can potentially grow for 300 years. That I have created a company, a group, that will continue to evolve without stumbling. As a company, we have become a strategic synergy group.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - World Happiness report

Making excellent products or competing on price and acquiring new customers, these are not our ultimate goals. We want to increase the number of people being moved by something and increase people's happiness.feedback

Oct 10 2017

Every industry that mankind ever defined and created, even agriculture, will be redefined. Because the tools that we created were inferior to mankind's brain in the past. Now, the tools have become smarter than mankind ourselves.feedback

Sep 21 2017

What is my belief and vision for this investment? I have only one belief – Singularity.feedback

Aug 24 2017

From our perspective, the world is changing. With the evolution of IT, the evolution of the internet and the evolution of the smartphone, people's lifestyles are changing.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We are thrilled to support WeWork as they expand across markets and geographies and unleash a new wave of productivity around the world.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Uber

There are multiple possible business consolidation partners and negotiations are ongoing.feedback

Aug 07 2017

Those who rule chips will rule the entire world. Those who rule data will rule the entire world. That's what people of the future will say.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - Uber

We are interested in discussing with Uber, we are also interested in discussing with Lyft, we have not decided which way. Whether we decide to partner and invest into Uber or Lyft, I don't know what will be the end result.feedback

Aug 01 2017

We believe India is at a turning point in its development and have confidence that India will grow strongly over the next decade. As part of this belief, we intend to deploy significant capital in India over the next few years to support development of the market.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Uber

He should be CEO of a global business, and I had hoped to hand over the reins of SoftBank to him on my 60th birthday – but I feel my work is not done.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the Information Revolution. I am thrilled to welcome them to the SoftBank family and look forward to supporting them as they continue to advance the field of robotics and explore applications that can help make life easier, safer and more fulfilling.feedback

May 20 2017

Will help build and grow businesses creating the foundational platforms of the next stage of the Information Revolution.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Vision Fund has created a framework for SoftBank to grow over the next 100, 200 and 300 years. The next 10 years would be the time for me to put the plan into practice while grooming successors.feedback

May 18 2017

We are committed to transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of Indian consumers and merchants by providing them digital access to a broad array of financial services, including mobile payments.feedback

May 12 2017

We'd sincerely love to begin talks.feedback

May 10 2017

We're basically open to anything. If there is an opportunity that will lead to industry realignment under better conditions, we will study [each option] with an open mind.feedback

May 10 2017 - Foxconn

It is true that we have received various consultations, but we are not the main player. This is a deal that should be mainly studied by Foxconn and Apple.feedback

May 10 2017

Our top choice remains T-Mobile. We will be open and sincere as we aim to launch negotiations.feedback

Mar 08 2017

It will be a significant investment - we are working through it.feedback

Feb 27 2017

This is why I spent $32 billion to acquire ARM. There are about 500 ARM chips in a car today and none of them are secure.feedback

Feb 17 2017

President Trump has promised to ease various regulations and that should make it easier to do business.feedback

Feb 17 2017

We may buy, we may sell. Maybe a simple merger, we may be dealing with T-Mobile, we may be dealing with totally different people, different company.feedback

Feb 14 2017

Fortress' excellent track record speaks for itself, and we look forward to benefiting from its leadership, broad-based expertise and world-class investment platform.feedback

Dec 30 2016

I am one of the first people to bet with a big size on the UK after Brexit. Talking is easy. I am proving it . . . This is my big bet.feedback

Dec 29 2016

Earlier this month I met with President-elect Trump and shared my commitment to investing and creating jobs in the U.S.. This is the first step in that commitment.feedback

Dec 20 2016

Earlier this month, I met with President-elect Trump and shared my commitment to investing and creating jobs in the U.S.. America has always been at the forefront of innovation and technological development, and we are thrilled to be playing a part in continuing to drive that growth as we work to create a truly globally connected ecosystem.feedback

Dec 07 2016

But I still believe in Alibaba's future; it is still in the process of growth and it has a big future.feedback

Dec 06 2016

I just came to celebrate his new job. We were talking about it. Then I said I would like to celebrate his presidential job and commit, because he would do a lot of deregulation. I said this is great. The United States would become great again.feedback

Oct 14 2016

Over the next decade, the SoftBank Vision Fund will be the biggest investor in the technology sector.feedback

Jul 21 2016 - Honda

Imagine if robots, with their super intelligence, devoted themselves to humans.feedback

Jul 19 2016

If the investors do not like it, they will sell.feedback

Jul 18 2016

I did not make the investment because of Brexit. I decided for the viewing the paradigm shift as the opportunity, this is the beginning of IoT. I would have made this decision at this time regardless if Brexit happened or did not happen. It's not opportunistic about the currency ... the reasoning is I got the money finally now I did not have the money to invest ... I was waiting for the cash to come in hand.feedback

Jul 18 2016 - Internet of Things

ARM will be an excellent strategic fit within the SoftBank group as we invest to capture the very significant opportunities provided by the 'Internet of Things.feedback

Jul 18 2016

I know a lot of people are concerned about the complicated political situation in the UK and some of my friends have businesses in the UK and they're very afraid.feedback

May 10 2016

Sprint is improving rapidly. Sprint had huge room for cost cuts. We are applying technological innovation and effective capital investment strategies that we nurtured through heavy competition in Japan to Sprint.feedback

Feb 10 2016

The market often lags behind in reacting to actual improvements in earnings.feedback

Feb 10 2016

I now see clear sings of a turnaround at Sprint. Cost cuts are steadily progressing at Sprint.feedback

Jan 16 2016

The time has come that the Indian economy will be big enough going forward. Mobile internet will make the domestic internet market big enough.feedback

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