Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should probe Google’s ‘seemingly treasonous’ ties to China

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Billionaire Peter Thiel, a Facebook Inc. board member and President Donald Trump’s most vocal backer in Silicon Valley, called Sunday night for the FBI and CIA to investigate Google’s “seemingly treasonous” ties with China.

亿万富翁彼得·泰尔(Peter Thiel)是脸书(Facebook)董事会成员,也是唐纳德·川普总统在硅谷最直言不讳的支持者。周日晚上,他呼吁联邦调查局(FBI)中央情报局(CIA)调查谷歌(Google)与中国之间有“貌似叛国”的关系。

Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, Thiel posed three unsubstantiated, provocative and leading questions that he said should be asked of Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc.

泰尔在华盛顿举行的全国保守主义会议(National Conservatism Conference)上发表讲话时,提出了三个未经证实、具有挑衅性和诱导性的问题,他说Alphabet公司旗下的谷歌应该做出回答。

“Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?” he said, according to a report by Axios.

根据Axios的一份报告,他说,“第一,有多少外国情报机构已经渗透到你们人工智能(AI)的‘曼哈顿计划’里了?”。

“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?

“第二,谷歌的高级管理层是否认为自身已被中国情报机构彻底渗透了?”

“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”

“第三,是不是因为他们认为自己被彻底渗透了,以至于做出了一个貌似叛国的决定 ——与中国军方合作,而不是与美国军方合作。因为他们正在制定一个糟糕透顶的、短期的理性决定,即,如果技术不走前门,那它就会被从后门偷走?”

Thiel said those questions need to be asked by the FBI and CIA, and “I would like them to be asked in a not excessively gentle manner.” Thiel offered no evidence that Google has been infiltrated by intelligence services from China or anywhere else.

泰尔说,应该让FBI和CIA来问那些问题,“我希望它们不要问得太客气了。”泰尔没有提供证据表明,谷歌已被来自中国或其他任何地方的情报机构所渗透。

Thiel was apparently referencing Google’s decision last year not to renew a project with the Defense Department, when it said it would not allow its artificial intelligence products to be used as military weapons. Also last year, Google reportedly shut down work to develop a censored search engine for government-approved use in China.

显而易见,泰尔指的是去年谷歌决定不与国防部续签某一项目的事情,据说当时,该公司表示,不允许将其AI产品用作军事武器。同样在去年,据报道,谷歌关闭了能在中国使用的、获得中国政府批准的、经过审查的搜索引擎开发工作。

Google did not immediately respond Sunday night when asked to comment on Thiel’s questions.

周日晚上,当被要求对泰尔的问题发表评论时,谷歌没有立即做出回应。

By MikeMurphy | 由麦克·墨菲报道
Market Watch, 战友之声翻译

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