Google employees asked CEO Sundar Pichai to stop providing AI tech for the US military's drones

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Thousands of Google employees have pleaded in a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai to stop providing technology to the Pentagon that could be used to improve the accuracy of drone attacks

On Wednesday, in response to questions from Business Insider, a Google spokeswoman forwarded a statement. "We know that there are many open questions involved in the use of new technologies, so these conversations - with employees and outside experts - are hugely important and beneficial," the statement read in part.

Last month, Google shocked many inside and outside of the Mountain View-based company when it confirmed that it was providing the US military with artificial-intelligence technology that interprets video imagery. According to experts, the technology could be used to better pinpoint bombing targets. The revelation first appeared in a report by Gizmodo.

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