Covering issues from Europe to terrorism and IT – the lesser known Bilderberg policy conference includes prime ministers – CEOs from banks – airlines – oil and the arms industry – and even George Osborne.
Finally it’s worth noting the growing presence of Google at Bilderberg. The company’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is on the group’s steering committee; he’ll be joined in Austria by his vice-president for engineering – advanced technology and projects – and the vice-president of engineering for the not-at-all terrifying sounding Google DeepMind.
They presumably, will be leading the session on artificial intelligence. This will be listened to with great interest by Peter Thiel – the founder of PayPal and director of Facebook – as he continues his quest to merge with computers.
But that’s another story.