An open letter to the CEO, in the New York Times, urges the company not to work on a Pentagon ‘AI surveillance engine’ used for drone warfare.
Extract: (emphasis is mine): “Amid growing fears of biased and weaponized AI, Google is already struggling to keep the public’s trust. By entering into this contract, Google will join the ranks of companies like Palantir, Raytheon and General Dynamics. The argument that other firms, like Microsoft and Amazon, are also participating doesn’t make this any less risky for Google. Google’s unique history, its motto “don’t be evil”, and its direct reach into the lives of billions of users set it apart.”