Odgovorno ubijanje

Microsoft je samo še eno od podjetij informacijske družbe, ki se je znašlo med kladivom in nakovalom pri etičnem razvoju programske in strojne opreme.

V preteklosti je namreč to podjetje že večkrat opozarjalo na potrebo etičnega razvoja informacijske dobe in se zavzemal za etični kodeks na tem področju.

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AI for Good with Microsoft

Februarja 2019 se je Microsoftov predstavnik srečal s papežem v Vatikanu tudi na to temo in ponovil zaveze.


The Vatican says Smith discussed artificial intelligence “at the service of the common good” during the papal meeting.

Seattle Times

A se je hitro pokazalo, da je družbenokoristna in odgovorna drža eno, dejanski razvoj pa nekaj čisto drugega.

Konec februarja so namreč razvijalci tega tehnološkega giganta ugotovili, da gre pri projektu Hololens za razvijanje vojaške tehnologije, ki bo uporabljena za bolj učinkovito ubijanje vojaških nasprotnikov.

Last week, a group of Microsoft workers published a petitionasking executives to terminate a contract to develop augmented reality technology for the US military. “We did not sign-up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used,” the petition, which was published on Twitter, says.

Wired

A jih je vodstvo podjetja hitro postavilo na realna tla.

“We believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend it to have access to the nation’s best technology, including from Microsoft,” Smith wrote. 

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