Microsoft engineer working on blended reality where HoloLens project is calling on the company to give up its multi-million dollar contract with the US Military.
A group of Microsoft workers tweeted an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith, entitled “HoloLens for Good, Not War.”
The letter written by the workers quote as: “We are a global coalition of Microsoft workers, and we refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression,” adding, “We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.”
Workers have demanded to cancel the contract from Integrated Visual Augmented System (IVAS) from Microsoft that stop developing any weapon technologies and to appoint an external ethics review board.
Microsoft was awarded a USD 480 million contract to supply the US Army with the IVAS for use by the US soldiers to fight and train in missions by increasing lethality, the letter pointed.
Further what mentioned in the letter is that Microsoft was rewarded with USD 480 million contracts to supply the US Army with the IVAS for use by the US soldiers to fight and train in missions by increasing fatality.
As per the latest technology news, in response to the letter, Microsoft pinpointed to its previous decision of offering technology to the US forces.
Including the US Army, the company said that it is dedicated to providing its technological expertise to the US Department of Defense.