Oculus co-founder talks China and military AI
Virtual reality firm Oculus VR’s co-founder has accused other tech chiefs of refusing to work with the US military for fear of alienating China.
In a virtual chat at Web Summit, Palmer Luckey said US technology companies had “always worked” with the military in the past, claiming a recent change of heart had been caused by their deepening relationships with China.
Mr Luckey left Facebook in 2017, three years after it acquired Oculus.
He now runs a surveillance start-up.
His firm Anduril signed a contract earlier this year to create a virtual border wall between the US and Mexico, using drones and sensor-laden towers.
During a talk at Web Summit, which is online this year, he challenged the notion that tech firms were refusing military contracts because of staff’s ethical objections.