During a hearing in the Subcommittee on Antimonopoly Policy of the Legal Committee of the US House of Representatives, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to clarify what assistance the American company is providing in the development of the Chinese fifth-generation fighter J-20 (“Jian-20”).
“We do not work with the Chinese military, this is completely untrue,” TASS quotes Pichai’s response to a relevant question from the American legislator.
According to the top manager of Google, he had previously reported this to representatives of the Pentagon.
“We were explaining what we were doing in China,” he added, assuring that this was “very limited work” when compared to other corporations.
Pichai pointed out that only a small group of specialists are involved in Google’s work in China concerning the development of artificial intelligence technologies.
Earlier, Congressman David Cicilini said at a hearing on antitrust policy that American corporations Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google can abuse power by using digital infrastructure to spy on users and potential competitors, as well as imposing contracts and fees.
We will remind, last Thursday, the State Department accused China of “stubborn theft of American technology.” In addition, in late June, the United States declared Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE a threat to the national security of the United States.