Google has promised after fierce internal debates not to provide artificial intelligence for weapons systems.
At the same time, others will continue to work with the military and governments, the Internet company said Thursday. Over the past few months, the company has received massive criticism of its cooperation with a US Department of Defense drone project. It used “tensorflow” chips from alphabet- daughter Google for machine learning to detect objects by aircraft cameras.
A number of Google employees criticized this, although it was emphasized that it was about the evaluation of surveillance images and not attacks. There were internal petitions to get out of the “Project Maven”, several employees filed their notice according to media reports in protest. Google has announced that the project will expire in 2019.