Google is developing an all-knowing, “god-like” artificial intelligence that employees describe as the “AI Manhattan Project,” according to a former engineer for the tech giant who has become a whistleblower.
“They’re trying to create a control grid that captures all the information – video, audio – wherever you’re at, streams it back to a centralized data repository, and then this god-like AI is able to figure out what it is that you’re doing, who you’re associating with, and create a shadow Facebook profile that you don’t know exists, but exists for them,” said Zach Vorhies in an interview Friday with American Family Radio.
Vorhies said Google will be able “to monitor everything that you’re able to do: your real-time information, who your friends are, who your family members are, everything.”
He contends Google effectively is developing something akin to China’s social credit system, which forces people to conform to politically correct behavior and speech.
“They’re trying to install the Chinese social credit system so that everything that you do is monitored – and then if you start to do anti-government activities, then you become ‘un-personed’ online,” he said. “You have your social media accounts suppressed, your financial instruments start to be cancelled – you can no longer take money online.”
WND reported in August that Vorhies, claiming the company creates algorithms to hide its political bias, delivered about 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.
He said the documents would provide proof that Google has been manipulating the algorithms.
Project Veritas released a video interview with Vorhies in which explained he came forward because he “saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”
The documents provided by Vorhies included a “news black list site for Google Now” that Vorhies alleges is a “blacklist” that restricts certain websites from appearing on news feeds for some Android Google products.
The list includes the conservative news site Newsbusters as well as the left-leaning site Media Matters. The document states that some sites are on the list because of a “high user block rate.”
In a House Judiciary Committee hearing last December, Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified that the search engine was not biased against conservatives.
Pichai told lawmakers the search results are driven by “things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it.”
He insisted the process is so intricate that the artificial intelligence could not be manipulated.
‘What totalitarian states can do’
Vorhies, in an interview with investigative reporter Sara Carter in April, said he believes “a free market can fix” the problem with Google.
“The issue is that the free market has been distorted and what’s happened is that the distortion is so grotesque and the engineering is so repulsive, all we need to do is just expose what’s going on,” he said. “People can hear that it is bad, but that can be bias. But when they see what Google has actually written with the documents, this will actually be taught in universities of what totalitarian states can do with this type of capability.”
He told Carter he’s asked himself many times if he’s overreacting “and every time I simply look back at the documents and realize that I am not.”
“It’s that bad,” he said. “Disclosing Google’s own words to the American public is something I am, must do, if I am to consider myself a good person. The world that google is building is not a place I, or you or our children want to live in.”
Chairman Joe Simons told Bloomberg he is leading a broad review of the technology sector to see whether companies, including Google and Facebook, are harming competition.
“If you have to, you do it,” Simons said, according to Reuters. “It’s not ideal because it’s very messy. But if you have to you have to.”
Reuters noted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a leading 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, has vowed to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook, if elected, to promote competition.