Google Employees vs Business of War

business_ethics_highlights_2How many companies would tolerate an active, even public debate by employees over a key product?

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LINK: ‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon
(by Scott Shane for NY Times)

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….

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