Amazon + billion dollar artificial intelligence contracts with the military and law enforcement + opacity in the procurement process + an AI arms race with China = a robot overlord dystopia one day?
We hope not. Jeff Bezos and General Mattis don’t seem concerned. So that should be reassuring.
(From The American Conservative)
The most significant contract for AWS (Amazon Web Services), however, was with the CIA in 2013—a massive $600 million deal to provide secure cloud services to the entire intelligence community. The contract not only means substantial revenue for AWS, but an advantage in competing for future government cloud contracts, particularly within the national security state.
Amazon will be across the road from The Pentagon for a reason.