Google Publishes List Of AI Weapons Apps It Will Not Pursue 06/08/2018

Google Publishes List Of AI Weapons Apps It Will Not Pursue 06/08/2018

The post also notes that there is space for more voices in this conversation on AI principles, and Google will "work with a range of stakeholders to promote thoughtful leadership in this area, drawing on scientifically rigorous and multidisciplinary approaches". Google also wants to make sure the systems it builds include feedback from people and mechanisms by which people can adjust them over time.

Broadly speaking, the rules laid out state that anything that could cause harm will, as stated, be limited to where benefit outweighs risk, and even then appropriate safety restraints will be deployed. It also pledged not to work on AI projects contravening "widely accepted principles of worldwide law and human rights".

Google has come under fire in recent months for its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to use AI for sifting through drone footage. As leaders in this field, we feel deeply responsible for doing it right, "Pinchai said, according to the French Agency and Reuters".

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In the new announcement, Pichai pledges to go beyond this, and promises that Google will not design or deploy AI in technologies that cause or are likely to cause harm; weapons or other technologies to harm people; surveillance technologies that violate internationally accepted norms; and technologies whose objective contravenes widely accepted principles of global law and human rights.

In addition to the employees that quit, a petition circulated among Google employees that protested partnership with the military that eventually garnered over 4,000 signatures.

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While Google always said this work was not for use in weapons, the project may have fallen foul to the new restrictions, as Google said it will no longer continue with Project Maven after its current contract ends. "These include cybersecurity, training, military recruitment, veterans' healthcare, and search and rescue".

But the company said it will continue to work with governments and the military.

Sundar Pichai himself, CEO of Google, has published a long post on the company's official blog to illustrate what are the guidelines that Google intends to follow regarding the development of artificial intelligence, summarized in 7 points.

Google has betits future on artificial intelligence, and company executives believe the technology could have an impact comparable to the development of the internet.

As a self-described AI-first company, proprietor of popular open source frameworks like Kaggle and TensorFlow, and employer of prominent researchers, Google is one of the most influential companies in AI.