• Google promised to not make weapons but it will complete Project Maven contract

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Google's pledge to quit doing military work involving its AI technology does not include its current job helping the Pentagon with drone surveillance.
    Diane Greene, the head of Google Cloud, wrote in a blog post on Thursday that Google will continue to honor the controversial Project Maven contract that it entered into last year.
    "I would like to be unequivocal that Google Cloud honors its contracts," Greene said in the blog post, adding that Google would fulfill the contract in a way that's "consistent" with the company's AI principles.
    The comments came shortly after Google CEO Sundar...
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  • In wake of Project Maven backlash, Google unveils new AI policies

    In wake of Project Maven backlash, Google unveils new AI policies

    3 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Today Google unveiled a new set of principles guiding its approach to artificial intelligence, including a pledge not to build AI weapons.
    Today Google unveiled a new set of principles guiding its approach to artificial intelligence, including a pledge not to build AI weapons, “technologies that gather or use information for surveillance violating internationally accepted norms” or ones “whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights.”
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  • Google's new ‘AI principles' forbid its use in weapons and human rights violations

    Google's new ‘AI principles' forbid its use in weapons and human rights violations

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Google has published a set of fuzzy but otherwise admirable “AI principles” explaining the ways it will and won't deploy its considerable clout in the domain. “These are not theoretical concepts; they are concrete standards that will actively govern our research and product development and will impact our business decisions,” wrote CEO Sundar Pichai.
    The principles follow several months of low-level controversy surrounding Project Maven, a contract with the U.S. military that involved image analysis on drone footage. Some employees had opposed the work and even quit in protest, but really...
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  • Google just released a set of ethical principles about how it will use AI technology

    Google just released a set of ethical principles about how it will use AI technology

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Google has released what is effectively a rulebook for how the company will apply AI technology
    The seven principles include making sure that AI is applied to applications that are socially beneficial, safe and won't create unfair bias.
    This is Google's response to a conflict inside the company over management's controversial decision to build AI tools for the military. Last week, Gizmodo reported that Google cloud chief Diane Greene told employees that Google had decided to stop providing AI tech to the Pentagon.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai published a set of "ethical principles" on Thursday...
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