Project Maven, Google and the power of conscientious objection

Prussian military strategist Carl von Clausewitz is famed for his aphorism “war is the continuation of politics by other means.” The succinct insightfulness of his expression is elegant. And yet, the way we think about war, power, ethics and morality seems to be shifting, not through evolutionary or revolutionary political thought, but rather through unprecedented technological advance, particularly in synthetic intelligence and learning. As Google withdraws from Project Maven, what next for AI, ethics and conscientious objection? Continue reading “Project Maven, Google and the power of conscientious objection”