Google denied emphatically the reports that suggested it might be a help to the chinese army in the development of a new high-tech tool digital for their fighter aircraft J-20, related to touch screens advanced.
The company said that it had no role in the military aspect of a project of touch screens with the latest technology. According to a report from South China Morning Post, these advances could potentially give an advantage to the fighter planes chinese.
A work of research discovered by the Morning Post suggested that a lead scientist of Google, participated actively in the program of Beijing on new tools for touch screen. The report notes that Shumin Zai, a member of the team of artificial intelligence of Google, he worked on a research project that could be used for applications of touch screen, from military applications to education and medicine.
Denying the alleged participation, a Google spokesman responded to the Morning Post saying that “this document addresses a research question is very general in the design of the user experience, of how people interact with the elements in motion on a touch screen. This document simply does not address military applications”.
What is this technology?
It is likely that the applications of touch screen is improved to change the future of fighter aircraft J-20. As suggested by the research document, the project focused on developing a new technology based on the interaction between computers and people. This would essentially create a “wizard smart selection of targets” that would help the pilots to select targets faster and to increase the accuracy.
The new touch-screens are also much larger than those of the u.s. fighter jets. The chinese authorities have said that the pilots could use these screens essentially as an iPad, approaching and moving away the images with their fingers.
Google was the target of criticism last year after it came to light that the tech giant was building in secret a restricted version of its search engine for China. Many of their services are blocked by the wall of security known as the Great Firewall, so that the company continues trying to expand in the asian country, with the hope that the government will give you a second opportunity to access a market of more than a billion people.
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