Ahh, the joys of globalism. It was recently reported that Microsoft is working with China to develop artificial intelligence with a Chinese military university.
Tech giant Microsoft has reportedly been working on artificial intelligence research with a Chinese military-run university, recent reports claim that the research could be used for both surveillance and censorship.
Tech giant Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-operated university on research relating to A.I. which could be used for surveillance and censorship practices, according to the Financial Times. Between March and November, three scientific studies were published which were co-written by academics from the Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing. Other researchers involved in the studies had close affiliations to China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).
Senior fellow at the New America think tank and China tech expert Samm Sacks commented on the possible issues of collaboration between Microsoft and the Chinese military-run university, stating that the recently published papers raised “red flags because of the nature of the technology, the author affiliations, combined with what we know about how this technology is being deployed in China right now.” Sacks added: “The [Chinese] government is using these technologies to build surveillance systems and to detain minorities [in Xinjiang].”
In a world where we are told we must embrace globalism, no borders, and by default no loyalty to one’s country, is it any wonder corporate giants like Microsoft feel no loyalty to the United States? Most corporate giants today in the United States treat it like a cheap whore they can pump and dump. They keep their operations based here, but post their profits in foreign countries to pay far less taxes than they are supposed to. Some don’t even have to do that. Amazon made a cool $11.2 billion last year but paid…$0 in taxes in 2018. And now to add insult to injury we have Microsoft directly aiding a foreign state to bolster their military. China already steals $600 billion a year from us in intellectual property. That’s billion, with a ‘b’. It is only a matter of time before they use their AI against us (they probably already are), all the while having Microsoft benefit and we get the double whammy of surveillance used against us and very little if any tax money fed back into the US economy. Lovely.
On some level can you even blame Microsoft? It is a faceless corporation led by globalists with zero loyalty. When we’ve stripped away any sense of loyalty to the state, and give the lightest of slaps on the wrist for penalties for severe crimes, the temptation is too great for some not to take advantage of the system. Couple this with the continued de-Christianizing of the country and you strip any sense of morality from the day-to-day business operations of huge giants like this. And with the corporation not being an actual person with the same legal ramifications, it is easy to pass the buck and avoid any sort of real blame or real repercussions on an individual basis. Profits are the bottom line for publicly traded corporations like Microsoft. Any way to squeeze a few more cents in the stock share for a quarter is worth it to them, by any means necessary, morality be damned. Contrast that to a private company with Christian morals like Chick-fil-A, which does not have to worry about how quarterly profits will effect their stock price, and they can afford to still try and uphold a moral standard and the personal beliefs of its owners, which allows them to do things like close their stores on Sundays.