In Reversal, Google Says Its AI Will Not Be Used for Weapons or Surveillance

In Reversal, Google Says Its AI Will Not Be Used for Weapons or Surveillance

Photo: Michele Tantussi (Getty Images) Google is committing to not utilizing synthetic intelligence for weapons or surveillance after staff protested the corporate’s involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon pilot program that makes use of synthetic intelligence to investigate drone footage. However, Google says it can proceed to work with the United States navy on cybersecurity, […]

Students Pledge to Refuse Job Interviews at Google in Protest of Pentagon Work

Students Pledge to Refuse Job Interviews at Google in Protest of Pentagon Work

Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP) Google is not going to search to resume its synthetic intelligence contract with the Department of Defense after it expires subsequent yr, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene instructed staff final week. But regardless of the revelation that the contract has an end date, the pushback towards it continues—inside the firm and […]

The Pentagon's Controversial Drone AI-Imaging Project Extends Beyond Google

The Pentagon's Controversial Drone AI-Imaging Project Extends Beyond Google

Airmen use a floor management station cockpit to manage remotely piloted plane (RPA) throughout a coaching mission at Creech Air Force Base on November 17, 2015 in Indian Springs, Nevada.Photo: Isaac Brekken (Getty Images) Google has pressed ahead with its effort to provide artificial intelligence solutions to the Department of Defense, regardless of an inner […]

The Fight for a Massive Pentagon Cloud Contract Is Heating Up

The Fight for a Massive Pentagon Cloud Contract Is Heating Up

Illustration: Sam Woolley (Gizmodo) Top tech corporations are launching a bidding conflict for a large Pentagon cloud contract, at the same time as their workforces are urgent them to refuse all army work. In addition to the protests from workers, the bidding course of for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract is slowed […]

Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts

Tech Workers Ask Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon to Not Pursue Pentagon Contracts

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on the Pentagon April 18, 2018.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Google staff have spent the previous few months pushing back in opposition to their firm’s involvement in Project Maven, a Department of Defense initiative to boost picture processing of drone footage utilizing synthetic intelligence. As Gizmodo first reported, Google is […]

AI Weekly: Google should listen to its employees and stay out of the business of war

AI Weekly: Google ought to hearken to its staff and keep out of the enterprise of struggle

This week, we realized that 1000’s of Google staff are upset concerning the firm’s involvement in Project Maven, a U.S. Department of Defense initiative that has tapped Google to assist drones with drone footage evaluation. News of Google’s participation in this system and concern among the many firm’s ranks was first reported by Gizmodo, which […]