Thank You to Google Employees Who Reject the Business of War

Google employees and all workers everywhere

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We the undersigned applaud those employees of Google who resist allowing Google to work in the business of war. We want to express our deep gratitude for your willingness to take this critical stand. The particular new dangers of automated weapons provide one more reason to make mass killing a thing of the past and to move public policies to a world beyond war.

We further want to encourage all workers at all companies in all countries, including at Google, to expand this effort until it results in a firm commitment to reject all military contracts -- until every company meets the demand of Google's employees to "publicize, and enforce a clear policy stating that neither [this company] nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology."

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Note that Google's new statement of principles says "[W]e will not design or deploy AI in the following application areas: . . . Weapons or other technologies whose principal purpose or implementation is to cause or directly facilitate injury to people," but says nothing about non-AI military contracts.

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To: Google employees and all workers everywhere
From: [Your Name]

We the undersigned applaud those employees of Google who resist allowing Google to work in the business of war. We want to express our deep gratitude for your willingness to take this critical stand. The particular new dangers of automated weapons provide one more reason to make mass killing a thing of the past and to move public policies to a world beyond war.

We further want to encourage all workers at all companies in all countries, including at Google, to expand this effort until it results in a firm commitment to reject all military contracts -- until every company meets the demand of Google's employees to "publicize, and enforce a clear policy stating that neither [this company] nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology."