Google refused the doubtful cooperation with the Pentagon at the AI

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2018-06-04 18:30:05

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Google refused the doubtful cooperation with the Pentagon at the AI

The Rejection of the Google over American military project on artificial intelligence began to Mature inside technogiant. But in the last few weeks spilled out. As several staff members resigned in protest against the work Google Maven project, which uses AI to determine potential targets of drones on satellite images, it became known that top managers are concerned about how it will be perceived by the public. On Friday Google changed course, as the CEO of Google Cloud Diane Greene announced that the company will not renew the contract for Maven, which expires in 2019.

The Exact involvement of Google to the project are not clear, but these relationships sparked disputes within the company. Some of the staff left in protest and more than 4,000 signed a petition against the contract. Tension increased this week when Google began to worry about how to dilute a sinister background surrounding the contract for AI in the media.

Google is not the only major technology company that works with the military or terminates his contract, when he realizes that AI technology can fall into the hands of the military. But Google has a culture that allows employees to speak at internal meetings, as well as the motto "don't be evil".

Controversial situation at Google, emphasizes the increasing role of artificial intelligence in military and defense spheres. Silicon valley nurtures global leaders in the field of AI, and some experts believe that AI can change military the way it has made nuclear weapons. Accordingly, a vote for the restriction and control of this technology.

Google declined to comment on the subject.

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