Monday, October 19, 2020

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GOOGLE CONTINUES INVESTMENTS IN MILITARY AND POLICE AI TECHNOLOGY THROUGH VENTURE CAPITAL ARM

by Lee Fang, The Intercept:

LAST YEAR,GOOGLE faced internal revolt from many employees over its handling of Project Maven, a secretive contract between the company and the Department of Defense to use artificial intelligence to improve the military’s drone targeting capabilities. After a series of internal, worker-led protests and resignations following reporting by The Intercept and Gizmodo, the company said it would wind down the drone project and promised a more transparent approach to similar work in the future.