Project Maven: Google won’t renew AI deal for military drones amid outcry | Artificial intelligence
That’s according to reports in Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and The New York Times Friday.
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The reports said Google Cloud business head Diane Greene told employees of the decision not to renew the 18-month deal past the end of 2019, when the current contract ends.
Google representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
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The so-called Project Maven had riled Google employees, including several who quit and thousands of others who signed a petition asking CEO Sundar Pichai to cancel the project and enact a policy renouncing the use of Google technology in warfare.
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