Microsoft Employees Protest AI Contract with US Military

Microsoft employees recently protested the company’s bid on a US military contract that would involve the use of the software giant’s AI technology for warfare in the next ten years.


The employees accused Microsoft of betraying its principles for short-term gain and objected to building a product that may potentially be used for profiling, surveillance, or killing.


Little information has been revealed about the US military’s cloud system project named Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), but US Defence Department’s chief management officer John Gibson said that the program should increase the lethality of his department.


Source: Telegraph UK

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