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(Bloomberg) — When Google’s boss sits down with a top U.S. military official on Wednesday, the conversation will likely center on Google’s presence in China — particularly a lab that may be more trouble for the company than it’s worth.
Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will meet in Washington D.C. with General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a person familiar with the situation. The internet giant extended the invitation after criticism from Dunford about Google’s artificial intelligence work in China, which he said “indirectly benefits the Chinese military.”
Dunford cited an AI lab that Google opened in Beijing in late 2017. Less than two