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Google Requests Meeting With U.S. General Amid China AI Debate

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Google has requested a meeting with a top U.S. general as political tension rises over the internet giant’s artificial intelligence work in China.

General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Google "indirectly benefits the Chinese military" and is planning to meet with the company over the matter. The Pentagon official cited a Google AI lab that opened in Beijing in 2017 as a cause of concern.