Unity GovTech AI military opacity

August 2021

Game development tool company Unity's GovTech unit's work for the US Department of Defense is causing unease amongst some of the gaming firm's employees, who are complaining of poor internal transparency.

Unity's stated AI principles include the need for honesty, clarity and transparency.

Operator: US Department of Defense
Developer:
Unity
Country: USA
Sector:
Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Develop military products
Technology: Unclear
Issue: Lethal autonomous weapons; Ethics; Hypocrisy;
Opacity: Governance; Employee communication