NEWS: Anduril’s Militarization of Tech. CEO Palmer Luckey is “Unapologetic” About This. Yet There Reportedly is No Ethical Debate Within Anduril About This. Nor Any Universally-Approved Standards…

This is a must-read article by NBC News detailing what’s actually going on at Anduril in Irvine, and why founder and CEO Palmer Luckey does not believe he has any responsibility to either wait for ethical standards around AI to be developed and approved universally, or take any initiative to do that himself.

In addition to no public oversight, AI reportedly is reportedly unreliable, according to a former Google employee who worked on AI, and helped organize the internal resistance to Google’s work on Project Maven, a Pentagon contract for AI systems that Google decided not to renew after close to 4,000 of its employees internally circulated a petition against it, according to this article.

Moreover, while Anduril’s tech does not include facial recognition, a military or government client could add that feature, according to the article.

Anduril claims its valued at close to $1 billion.

Read the full article here.

 

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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