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Google-anställda protesterar mot företagets Pentagon-kontrakt

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Trots att man hellre vill tala om annat så har Silicon Valley sedan sitt grundande jobbat hand i hand med Pentagon. Ett samarbete som nu intensifieras tack vare IT-företagens massiva satsningar på AI, som lätt kan anpassas till militärt bruk.

Scott Shane och Daisuke Wakabayashi skriver i New York Times:

‘The Business of War’:
Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes.

The letter, which is circulating inside Google and has garnered more than 3,100 signatures, reflects a culture clash between Silicon Valley and the federal government that is likely to intensify as cutting-edge artificial intelligence is increasingly employed for military purposes.

Att Google skulle komma att avsluta sina kontrakt är nog tyvärr inte troligt.