What you may have missed: Protesters interrupted Google I/O twice


Google's biggest annual event in San Francisco was interrupted twice very different concerns - one was miffed over the company's "killer robots" while another protester was there to raise her voice over housing evictions. The protests didn't seem to be related in any way.

 

One of the protesters - an unidentified man - began yelling out during the keynote accusing Google of building killer robots. While the company was discussing its cloud platform, the man screamed out, "You all work for a totalitarian company that builds machines that kill people!" He said this pointing his finger at the stage when  Google's senior VP of technical infrastructure Urs Holze was speaking, according to TheVerge.

 What you may have missed: Protesters interrupted Google I/O twice

Man screaming out against killer robots

 

He wasn't the only one protesting.  Another woman protester who is also yet to be identified began shouting in the middle of Android engineering director Dave Burke's discussion. She also held out a T-shirt that read "develop a conscience, stop Jack Halprin."

 

As the lady was escorted outside, Burke joked that the Android  L's battery-saving feature would also be good for a "long hike or maybe even a long protest."

 

Halprin is an attorney for Google who has faced such similar protests in the past as well. In fact, earlier this year, several protesters had assembled outside Halprin's home to condemn 'his alleged eviction of all other six tenants from the property'. Two of these tenants were reportedly teachers in San Francisco.

 

Images: Cnet


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