Peter Thiel Says FBI and CIA Should Probe Google

Peter Thiel, in a speech to the National Conservatism Conference:

Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?

Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?

Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?

I don’t know if there’s any merit to these accusations, but that’s a hell of a thing for Thiel to accuse Google of.

Monday, 15 July 2019