Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (L) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos chat during an American Technology Council roundtable at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2017. Photo: AFP

Amazon, Microsoft execs call for closer alliance between Pentagon and big tech

  • At an annual forum, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft President Brad Smith pledged to support the Pentagon even in the face of internal revolt
  • Their comments drew a stark contrast to the approach taken by Google, which has sworn off development of artificial intelligence-based weapons
Topic |   Technology
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (L) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos chat during an American Technology Council roundtable at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2017. Photo: AFP
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