Google worker rebellion against military project grows
Google worker rebellion against military project grows
16 May, 2018, 07:40
The resignations come as Google staffers have been circulating an internal letter, demanding that the company end its involvement with Project Maven, a Defense Department initiative to integrate AI into the U.S. military. It means that a drone would be able to pick out a known terrorist in a crowd and centre any attack on that area.
About a dozen Google employeesreportedly left the company over its insistence on developing AI for the USA military through a program called Project Maven.
Earlier NV reported that more than 3 thousand employees of Google have signed an open letter to the leadership of the Corporation, demanding to refuse participation in the program of the Pentagon to the development of artificial intelligence for combat drones.
Gizmodo said that several of the resigning Google staff had spoken to Gizmodo, and told it that Google 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".
Since learning about the project titled Maven about three months ago, upset Google employees have lobbied the company to can the program.
Google's yet to respond to these employees' actions, and it remains to be seen if it'll address them at all.
In the letter, Google employees while citing the company's history of avoiding involvement in military work and its motto of "Don't Be Evil" urge the company bosses to cancel Project Maven and draft and publicise a clear policy stating that neither the company nor its contractors would build war technology. A few months later, Google was hired for Project Maven.
"At some point I realized that I can't in good conscience advise anyone to go to work for Google, knowing what I know".
In October of 2017, over 100 companies attended an industry event related to Project Maven, according to the Defense Department. This is possibly the first time so many Google employees have resigned in protest.
More than 90 academics and researchers have joined the chorus of criticism, signing an open letter on Monday against Google's part in weaponizing AI.
"We can no longer ignore our industry's and our technologies' harmful biases, large-scale breaches of trust, and lack of ethical safeguards", the petition reads.
"But I do feel responsibility".
"An important part of our culture is having employees who are actively engaged in the work that we do". The letter says Google should "commit to not weaponizing its technology" and terminate its contract with the DoD. "We can not outsource the moral responsibility of our technologies to third parties.This contract puts Google's reputation at risk and stands in direct opposition to our core values".
Identifying the players who won their team the most points and saved the most goals in the 2017/18 Premier League season . In the Premier League , from the moment Salah found the net on his debut, he proved nearly impossible to stop.
According to the report, those with keyless cars sometimes mistakingly believe their vehicles are off after parking them. In addition to the more than 28 people who have died due to the ignition issues, more than 45 have been injured.
Salman is accompanied by Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah in this action packed masala potboiler. We also saw a picture of Salman and the producer of the film Ramesh Taurani with Jammu and Kashmir's CM Mehbooba Mufti.
The whole access-fiasco has been under the control of David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski at the University Psychometrics Centre. All of this data was then scooped up and the names removed before it was put on a website to share with other researchers.
Facebook representatives are expected to travel across the globe to participate in summits in different cities. Through the company's two-part investigation, they found 200 potential apps leaked confidential data.
Iraq's complex electoral system means that the final make-up of the 329 seat parliament is still far from decided. It may be Abadi, Reuters reports, who has signaled a willingness to work with Sadr to form a working government.
Bush-era "enhanced interrogation" programs - now widely viewed as torture - as key to his opposition to her. Bill Nelson of Florida became the fifth Democrat to announce backing for Haspel's confirmation.
Ukraine ranks 101st out of 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). According to the SBU , RIA Novosti and RT share the same offices in the centre of Kiev.
The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, has also sustained serious injuries and is now being treated in hospital. After spending his youth career at West Ham United and Charlton Athletic , Samuel moved to Villa in 1998.
When asked whether Anwar should take over as prime minister, Izzah said she believed the country deserved the best prime minister. Surrounded by media and supporters, Anwar walked out of a hospital Wednesday where he was recovering from surgery.
Most unsafe is that there is no sign the president has any Plan B for what to do when his decision worsens the Iran problem. A USA domestic law called the National Defense Authorization Act bans many countries from trading with Iran .
Scotland rejects UK's Brexit bill
However even if Holyrood votes to refuse consent, Westminster can still go ahead and introduce the legislation anyway. With consent having been refused, Mr Russell will now write to Theresa May's de facto deputy, David Lidington.
Royal wedding: Meghan's father may not attend ceremony
They will be pulling the couple's carriage of choice an Ascot Landau along with another four horses during the procession. Thomas Markle and Ragland divorced when their daughter was 6-years-old, but they both played an active role raising her.
Budenholzer the main focus for Raptors, Bucks
Miller has expressed interest in potentially becoming the head coach for the Toronto Raptors , TMZ Sports reports. While it's unsurprising Toronto is eyeing Budenholzer, the move would be somewhat curious.
Paolo Guerrero suspension upheld and extended
Without the three extra points, Peru would have fallen below Chile and Paraguay in the standings and out of contention. Bolivia fielded an ineligible player in a 2-0 win over Peru , and that result was overturned to a 3-0 loss by default.
First lady Melania 'doing really well' after medical procedure
Doctors do that with an embolization - snaking a catheter into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it. Trump has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for the payment to porn star Stormy Daniels but denies her allegations.