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Yet more discontented Google employees. This time left wing.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:33 pm

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

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, addressed to Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive. It asks that Google pull out of Project Maven, a Pentagon pilot program, and announce a policy that it will not “ever build warfare technology.”

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Google management is treading a fine line between being Social TM Justice TM Warriors TM and being part of The DeepTM StateTM .

Of course they have building warfare technology of a sort all along. Time to relocate to China.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:33 pm

Thats 3 more TM's than you need. You hire people with the slogan and mission statement "Don't Be Evil" and then top management deviates into military contracts and violations of Constitutional Rights and you want to label this a disgruntle from the Left, my reaction is: what's wrong with the Right that they aren't likewise minded?
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:35 pm

If not TM then [sic] :P
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:36 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Thats 3 more TM's than you need. You hire people with the slogan and mission statement "Don't Be Evil" and then top management deviates into military contracts and violations of Constitutional Rights and you want to label this a disgruntle from the Left, my reaction is: what's wrong with the Right that they aren't likewise minded?


Who is fool enough to believe advertizing slogans?
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Just about everyone. Just Look.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:53 pm

Why are they labeled "Left Wing", please?
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Postby Mara » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:45 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Why are they labeled "Left Wing", please?

...apparently these days, to be against actively contributing to war business means to be 'left wing'...I am a left wing then, I just don't like socialism that much...come to think of it, I don't even like humans all that much ;-) what does this make me then... 'anti-war right wing' or...'not quite left wing? ;-)

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Postby Austin Harper » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:41 pm

Mara wrote:come to think of it, I don't even like humans all that much ;-)

They're the worst.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Mara wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Why are they labeled "Left Wing", please?

...apparently these days, to be against actively contributing to war business means to be 'left wing'...I am a left wing then, I just don't like socialism that much...come to think of it, I don't even like humans all that much ;-) what does this make me then... 'anti-war right wing' or...'not quite left wing? ;-)

I point out that I used to kill people for $8.27/day. That, however, was not political for me, I just liked doing it. I considered myself a liberal back then.
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Re: Yet more discontented Google employees. This time left wing.

Postby TJrandom » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:07 am

Fire those who aren`t behind the program, that`l learn `em to speak up. :roll:


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