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Google Employees Demand Company Stop Work On US Military Project

07 April 2018, 09:53 | Dawn Berry

At the time, some Google employees were reportedly outraged at the news, and now The New York Times reports the situation has escalated to a formal letter being addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

The former senior vice president of Engineering section, Giannandrea joined Google back in 2010.

Google's total purchase of energy, including from sources such as wind and solar, exceeded the amount of electricity used by the company's worldwide operations around the world.

Both Google and the US Pentagon have insisted that Project Maven would not be capable of initiating weapons use without human input.

It's doubtful that Google will pull out of the project but it makes me think this is some growing pain for the Silicon Valley portion of the tech industry.

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Last month it became known that Google would help the Pentagon analyze drone footage using its artificial intelligence technology, in what is known as "Project Maven". Google has also reached out to outside experts, to develop their policies around the development and use of their machine learning technologies.

To the many worries presented by workers that suspect on the company putting users' data at risk, a spokesperson communicated that the AI data to be employed is meant to flag images for further professional review and that Google's effort is made in order to help save lives on conflicts with highly advanced technology. This news, first reported by The New York Times, comes after the executive announced to step down from his role at Google.

It continued, noting the stark difference between Google's mission statement and the possible implications this technology could have globally: "The argument that other firms, like Microsoft and Amazon, are also participating doesn't make this any less risky for Google".

More than 3,000 Google employees are demanding the company axe its collaboration with the US Department of Defense on a military AI.

Google maintains that its participation in the project was "non-offensive", however, Google employees believe that the involvement would nonetheless damage the company's reputation. "The models are based on unclassified data only".



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