WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C., billionaire businessman Peter Thiel, a Member of the Board at Facebook, Inc. called Sunday night for the FBI and the CIA to investigate Google’s ‘seemingly treasonous’ ties to China. He posed three important questions he would ask Google to answer:
“Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?” he said, according to a report by Axios.
“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 U.S. 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?” – Market Watch
Thiel warned Google may have been infiltrated by Chinese Military Intelligence. Speaking to Tucker Carlson, Thiel added “Artificial Intelligence is talked about in the Valley all the time, but they never talk about it’s ‘dual use’, it can be used by the military, it can be weaponized and used in all sorts of ways that have National Security implications.”
“There’s this very peculiar background where Google is working with the Chinese Communist Government, and not with the U.S. Military, so they made the decision not to work with the U.S. Military but they’re working with the Communist Chinese.”
“The question is, from the outside ‘what in the world is going on there?’ in this Manhattan Project for Artificial Intelligence…”