Google’s Withdrawal from Pentagon AI Project Risks U.S. Lives, Says former Deputy Defense Secretary
“Google’s decision to withdraw from some Pentagon business following an internal revolt is creating a moral hazard for itself and its employees, former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.” At the Defense One Tech Summit this week, Work argued that the company should also consider the ability of A.I. to save U.S. lives, responding to the letter signed by 3,100 Google employees against military uses of its A.I. for video footage surveillance. He also problematized the lack of complaints over Google’s A.I. work in China, where China’s concept of civil-military fusion would connect any research conducted in that center with the military.