The nation’s top military officer slammed Google for working with China, which he said benefitted its military, during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.
“The work that Google is doing in China is … indirectly benefitting the Chinese military,” Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on the 2020 defense budget.
“In fact, the way I describe it to our industry partners is, ‘Look, we’re the good guys. And the values that we represent, and the system that we represent is the one that will allow you, and has allowed you, to thrive,” he added.
“We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit. And frankly, ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it’s more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.”
Last June, Google a project working with the Pentagon to help develop artificial intelligence capabilities, due to concerns from employees that their work could go towards warfighting in the future. However, last January, Google opened an artificial intelligence research center in Beijing.
“Five trillion of their economy is state-owned enterprises. So the technology that has developed in the civil world transfers to the military world, it’s a direct pipeline,” said Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who also testified.
Google, from its conception, have been aligned with the dark side.
If the gummint could force AT&T to break up, and they did, then there are more compelling reasons to do the same with Google ... and put me in charge of the details. Agreed?