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In my personal opinion, I would never help ANY army in building AI enabled drone, Tanks etc. I am in favor of US making peace & dialog with Russia & China. SILICON VALLEY MUST NOT BECOME PART OF AI ENABLED ARM RACE. If Pentagon has extra money then it can give that to homeless people of its country.
Granted, much of that stuff is arranged in the form of compounds that contain people, or is stored on such compounds.
There are a few steps to "deciding who is innocent", but the big steps are Step 1: the President decides that the military can start making spot decisions like "that guy just shot me" within a specific set of circumstances. Step 2: "that guy just shot me! I'm shooting back!"
Better military technology improves step #2. It also improves subtler cases like "can I shoot this guy" / "does he have a weapon?" / "yes he totally does [false]" / "ok shoot him" -- by allowing the supervisor in this case to confirm what he's being told, before he gives the go-ahead.
But step #1 is the biggie. As soon as the President says that the military can go to a place and kill people, it gets very dangerous for the people there. Apart from turning the entire planet into a panopticon, I don't think technology can change this much.
corrected, thank you. I agree with you more than you think. Please vote.
Sounds like fiction? Perhaps it is.
If Google helps Pentagon, then it no moral right to expand in Russia & China (I know about censored google search prpject), unless there are agreements.
I say it again if Silicon valley wants to be called a place where talented individuals of any nationality can stay & work for advancement of technology, then it must not help Pentagon.
Let Pentagon develop its own AI technology.
Violence is an action used when all other actions have failed and your life is directly and imminently threaten by someone else, That is the ONLY ethical use of violence.
It is not ethical "in pursuit of the international agenda" and it certainty not anything I or the vast majority of Americans actually vote for.
Americans vote for elected officials primary on the domestic policies, not on their "international agenda" this is the problem with having only 2 choices at the voting booth.
Look up jus ad bellum. I think if you look at past wars in which the US was the aggressor, and stack them up against the principles of just war, you'll find they often meet more criteria than a lot of people care to believe. Regardless, the military is an instrument of the people. If the military does things you disagree with, vote. Campaign. Lobby. Spend your time and money influencing other people to get off their asses and vote.
I'm frankly a little weary of fighting for a country of overweight non-voters.
Shall I show you the countless studies that prove that voting in a First past the post election system is pointless and does not, in fact, change any policy?
For example the study Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.
>I'm frankly a little weary of fighting for a country of overweight non-voters.
the act of non-voting is itself an action, it is a statement of distrust, disillusion and or disenfranchisement from the system
You believe it is laziness or some other reason people do not vote when in reality they have correctly assessed that voting is pointless in the modern system.
Study after Study shows this to be true. The government does what people with political influence want, not what the citizens wants
Let's say a technology could be developed that allowed your government (wherever you are) to kill any person with almost zero cost and no chance of detection. Would it be moral to aid in its development?
If it wasn't for WWII or the risk of falling behind competitors, should those scientists and engineers have developed the atomic bomb?
oh yeah, I remember that Hitman mission.
"Would it be morally justified for an assassin to kill me?" is a good question to add to the project-acceptance checklist.