June 8, 2018
Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or ‘unreasonable surveillance’ efforts.
Following a major backlash from employees, the Alphabet unit has laid out new rules for its AI software.
The new restrictions could help Google management defuse months of protest by thousands of employees against the company’s work with the U.S. military to identify objects in drone video.
Google will pursue other government contracts including around cybersecurity, military recruitment and search and rescue, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in a blog post Thursday.
‘We recognize that such powerful technology raises equally powerful questions about its use.
‘How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come.
‘As a leader in AI, we feel a deep responsibility to get this right.’
This article was posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:07 am