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Google Employees Quit Over Ethical Concerns Project Maven

     
1:32 am on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by automatically classifying images of objects and people. Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven.

The resigning employees’ frustrations range from particular ethical concerns over the use of artificial intelligence in drone warfare to broader worries about Google’s political decisions—and the erosion of user trust that could result from these actions.


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5:25 am on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Makes one wonder a bit. If really against such practices, the logic indicates one stays and fights (until fired) and then bring a lawsuit. :)
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Good to see that some people still have ethic. Now, I am sure this is easier for them, than others, because they are top engineers, so they won't have difficulties to be hired elsewhere.
5:55 am on May 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure like Cutts their ability to be hired elsewhere in their field of expertise will be highly limited. Afterall, it's secret, secret. We've got a secret. I'm sure they can go work for a "not for profit" of some type or go into a completely unrelated field. Makes you wonder about their use of Google services once they quit. Keeping tabs. We're keeping tabs.