Don’t Be Evil, Support the Troops

*Note: This essay was published in the Wall Street Journal print edition on April 16, 2018. It can also be found online here.

More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai, saying that the company “should not be in the business of war.” Specifically, they object to Project Maven, Google’s partnership with the Defense Department on an artificial-intelligence platform for reading data from aerial drones. The letter argues that continued work with the Pentagon would “irreparably damage Google’s brand.” Continue reading “Don’t Be Evil, Support the Troops”