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Google employees urge company to drop Pentagon AI work

Google employees urge company to drop Pentagon AI work

The NYT report also says that Giannandrea will report directly to CEO Tim Cook as the leader of "machine learning and AI strategy".

The letter to Mr. Pichai does not indicate if the employees, which reportedly include dozens of Google's senior engineers, will refuse to work on military-funded projects moving forward.

At this time, the specialist joined the company from Google.

The response, however, did not serve to calm the petitioners, as previous projects with Google's participation helped the improvement of drone targeting. Apple's virtual assistant might have initially wowed us with voice control way back in 2011, but as Google and Amazon have stepped up their voice efforts Siri has started to feel a little bit outdated. Maven is a Pentagon programme that uses AI to interpret drone footage in order to improve the accuracy of strikes, an endeavour many Google staff are unhappy to be associated with.

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Griffin, who was out of football all of previous year , was signed by the Ravens on Wednesday, the team announced. The former Heisman Trophy victor is now on his third team in his fifth National Football League season.

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The more likely possibility that has been floated is the Patriots using some combination of those four picks, which are Nos. Brandin Cooks spent all of one season in New England before the Patriots chose to move on from the speedy wide receiver.

A machine learning expert, John Giannandrea devised technologies that helped AI shape the way various Google services came to evolve over time. Google has the advantage here clearly, but the iPhone maker had previously said that it was developing ways to train its system without compromising on privacy. Employees reminded Google that it has a "unique history" and that one of its parent company Alphabet's mottos was "Don't Be Evil". "Maven is a well-publicized DoD project and Google is working on one part of it-specifically scoped to be for non-offensive purposes and using open-source object recognition software available to any Google Cloud customer", the statement said. The technology is used to flag images for human review and is meant to save lives and save people from having to do highly tedious work.

In a response published today by the New York Times, Google said it was natural that employees were concerned, stating that it was "hugely important and beneficial" that employees wanted to discuss Google's involvement with matters of defense.

After the shooting incident at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno yesterday and Sundar Pichai writing to the employees to stand together with the Google team, it is only apt that the search giant's employees want nothing to do with war. "The models are based on unclassified data only".

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