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Artificial morality

Artificial Intelligence is one thing. Artificial morality is another. It may sound something like this:

"First, 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."

The words are those of Microsoft president , writing on a corporate blogsite last fall in defense of the company's new contract with the U.S. Army, worth $479 million, to make augmented reality headsets for use in combat. The headsets, known as the Integrated, with more than a hundred of them signing a letter to the company's top executives demanding that the contract be canceled.

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