Employees of the American Corporation Microsoft require that it refused to contract in the amount of 479,2 million dollars for the supply of prototypes of augmented reality for the U.S. army. About it reports Reuters.
94 employees have signed a petition calling for IT to cease development “of any weapons technology.” Will there be any official reaction from the leadership of Microsoft – not known.
According to “112 Ukraine”, in November the Corporation bill gates Microsoft won a contract worth 479,2 million dollars for the supply of prototypes of augmented reality for the U.S. military, beating tech company Magic Leap.
Microsoft needs to put 100 000 military holographic headset HoloLens. They allow you to the smallest detail to rehearse the execution of complex special operations in enemy territory.
Unlike virtual reality, which immerses users in the digital world, augmented reality superimposes images and information over the real world.
System augmented reality will be used for military training, primarily operators of military unmanned vehicles and special forces. This technology can solve many problems, because it allows you to simulate any environment, landscape, and action potential enemy.
In the past year, the company Google (Google) announced the termination of the contract with the Pentagon, which his artificial intelligence technology is used to analyze the images of the drones.