Google Will Reportedly Stop Analyzing Pentagon Drone Footage

06 June, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Google reportedly not renewing contract for Project Maven drone program

The contract, signed last September, allows the Department of Defense to use Google's artificial intelligence software to analyze drone footage, in a program that the DoD calls Project Maven.

The two sets of emails reveal that Google's senior leadership was enthusiastically supportive of Project Maven-especially because it would set Google Cloud on the path to win larger Pentagon contracts-but deeply concerned about how the company's involvement would be perceived. Greene said Google made a decision to work on Project Maven "at a time when Google was more aggressively pursuing military work", Gizmodo reported. The company is trying to defuse internal outbursts over Google's work on Project Maven, a data analysis program. Last month more than 90 academics released an open letter that called on Google to end its work on Project Maven and to support an worldwide treaty prohibiting autonomous weapons systems. The company's staff, on the other hand, rallied against the idea of company research being used to develop warfare technology. The meeting, dubbed Weather Report, is a weekly update on Google Cloud's business. The source said Google would soon release new company principles related to the ethical uses of AI.

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Selling cloud computing services, including the object detection tool being used with drone footage, is one of the top areas Google is counting on to diversify revenue.

Google in August 2017 hosted defence executives to demonstrate its artificial intelligence capabilities, according to a document shared with Google employees and seen by Reuters.

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The email was shared with the Maven Conscientious Objectors and Reuters viewed it on the group's online forum.

As Gizmodo detailed, "The employees who are resigning in protest ... say that executives have become less transparent with their workforce about controversial business decisions and seem less interested in listening to workers' objections than they once did".

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However, she recently tweeted that she was "working hard" and "feeling great", but some believe that the FLOTUS didn't write it. First Ladies don't just drop out of sight; they go to Memorial Day wreath layings, for example. "She is not going".

So far Google has tried downplaying the significance of Project Maven. Although most of the tech majors were interested in pursuing the AI project, and partner with the Pentagon.

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