General Brags That US Military AI Will Be Better Because of “Judeo-Christian” Values

Church and State A decorated Air Force general is getting some heat after saying that any artificial intelligence employed by the United States’ military will be better because of our country’s so-called “Judeo-Christian” values. As The Washington Post notes, Lt. Gen. Richard G. Moore was speaking last week at an event held by the conservative Hudson Institute think tank in Washington, DC when he made the incendiary — and, let’s be honest, ignorant and dog whistly — remarks in reference to the Pentagon’s AI endeavors. “Regardless of what your beliefs are, our society is a Judeo-Christian society, and we have a moral compass,” Moore told the assembled crowd. “Not everybody does.” Moore went on, without a hint of irony or any direct reference to specific countries or groups, to note that “there are those that are willing to go for the ends regardless of what means have to be employed,” and added that the future of AI weapons will depend on “who plays by the rules of warfare and who doesn’t.” “There are societies that have a very different foundation than ours,” he added. Holy Missile While these vague statements could be considered ironic in a number of ways — there is, for instance, currently a blockbuster hit in theaters that looks at the man behind the A-bomb that our country dropped on Japan in 1945 — it also has drawn justified criticism from political players for its Christian nationalist undertones. “Well this is comforting,” striking TV writer John Rogers…General Brags That US Military AI Will Be Better Because of “Judeo-Christian” Values

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