This is in my wheelhouse and it's more complicated than the single OP.
Google (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla, every other company with artificial intelligence R&D) wants desperately to get government contracts.
When Google first tried to "weaponize AI for the US military," vocal Google engineers, without whom AI doesn't survive, said they didn't want to be working for a defense contractor.
Artificial Intelligence is slated to take over decision-making from humans. It's a similar strategy to outsourcing American labour to India.
Using artificial intelligence, face recognition, mapping algorithms, and machines like unmanned drones, warfare liability can be dehumanized.
Black boxes don't lose life and limb and get PTSD or return from combat to lie in the streets of Seattle, unemployed.
This particular lady was selected by Google to be part of an independent checks and balance system to provide human oversight to Google's automation of weaponry.
She's collateral damage. Google employees, for the most part, don't want the independent council and because the employees are gifted AI engineers, any other company would employ them at the drop of a hat. That's power.
I predict that Google will hire sub-optimal engineers for their AI defense contracts because, quite frankly, AI is a swell buzzword like "bitcoin," "blockchain," and, "the cloud," and won't benefit from top-flight engineers anyway.
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