Google’s work indirectly benefits China: Pentagon

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Washington: The Pentagon in US has alleged that the search engine giant Google has been “indirectly benefiting” China and its military, media reports said.

Senior defence officials have blamed the tech giant of favouring China.

General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that  Google is indirectly benefiting China and its military.

According to CNBC, Dunford’s comments come “in the wake of the tech giants’ decision not to pursue some of the Pentagon’s lucrative contracts while considering projects in China”.

Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan also blasted Google during the hearing for pulling out of its defence contracts.

Pichai had met a group of civilian and military leaders mostly from the office of the Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence the Defence Department directorate that oversees the Artificial Intelligence (AI) drone system known as Project Maven”.

After facing backlash over its involvement in the Pentagon project “Maven”, Pichai in June emphasized that the company will not work on technologies that cause or likely to cause harm to the society.

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