The war within: The head of Google's cloud business, Diane Greene, reportedly told staff this week that the company would not seek a new contract after it expires.
Bob Work, the former deputy secretary of defence who launched Project Mavenprevious year, called Google's decision not to renew the contract "troubling" and anxious it could discourage others in Silicon Valley from working with the military on autonomous technologies that could assist in foreign conflicts and national defence. The system is called Maven, and a new report's surfaced suggesting that Google's chose to cease its involvement with it.
Project Maven is an artificial intelligence program created to use data captured by government drones to identify and track objects viewed on surveillance footage.
About 4K employees recently signed a petition demanding "a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology". The company plans to unveil new ethical principles about its use of AI next week. The Outline has contacted Google for comment as to why there is not a similar ban on the military use of Google Earth. The DoD has millions of hours of drone footage that pour in from around the world, and having humans comb through it for "objects of interest" isn't a scalable proposition. Despite Google's assurances that the project was "specifically scoped to be for non-offensive purposes", an internal petition signed by over 4,000 employees demanded that Google leave the project. Google's contract accounted for only a small part of Project Maven's technical ambitions, and other companies work on similar image-recognition software that could potentially be deployed as an alternative.
Disquiet around Google's involvement with US Pentagon programme Project Maven has been building for some months now.
Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee When asked at what point he knew he could spell the winning word " koinonia ", the Class 8 student told CNN , "When I heard it". Indian-origin children have won the Spelling Bee championship for 11 continuous years since Sameer Mishra won in 2008.
Google News Lab's Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore. Additionally, e-mails showed the project was initially worth $15 million, but the budget could grow to be as high as $250 million. "We value all of our relationships with academic institutions and commercial companies involved with Project Maven".
The Pentagon program intends to use artificial intelligence to interpret video images.
An internal email sent in October 2017 entitled "MAVEN Kickoff Meeting Notes" quoted Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan as saying during a meeting with Google in Mountain View, California, that he wanted "a built-in AI capability" in all future Department of Defense systems deployed in the field.
He and Pompeo shook hands shortly after 9:00 am (1300 GMT) and began their talks over breakfast, with four people on each side. That was the last time the two sides, which are technically at war, attempted to arrange a leadership summit.
Liverpool have already moved quickly this window with the announcement of the signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho . A football club of this size coming after my services? Hopefully, on a personal level, I'm able to win titles.
The album art itself is pure Kanye as it features a landscape with the following tagline: "I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome". The musician submitted a piece sampling You Keep Me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge, but heard nothing from Kanye about it.
The Australian would be forgiven for cursing her luck to have landed the most risky of floaters - with or without super powers. "I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, queen from Wakanda maybe", Serena said about her Nike catsuit.
There are a lot of jobs in Saskatchewan that are either directly affected by the pipeline or indirectly affected by the pipeline". The rationale for the pipeline's construction is to secure access to an overseas export market for Canada's oil producers.
A few minutes later he sent another: "In the back of the Spanish police auto going to the station on the Russian arrest warrant". Browder has since been campaigning for global sanctions on Russian Federation , named the Magnitsky Act.
I think probably in certain ways, yes, and I agree with those arguments; and then also I agree with arguments where it's no. On the final episode of Being Serena , Serena Williams struggled physically after returning to full time tennis training.
The Pentagon says it has not received any "credible reports" of civilian casualties in two other countries, Libya and Somalia. During the first year of the Trump presidency, bombing operations in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan were all stepped up.
But fans said inside Capital One Arena or not, they will be loud and proud cheering their team towards the Stanley Cup. You stop at the sports book, get a ticket, go to the game, come back. "To me it was the hockey gods", Trotz said.
The report came out after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russians. He was also unfamiliar with rumors of a Dan Conner-centric Roseanne spinoff , saying "you've heard more than I have".
Italy weighs new chances for gov't based on vote
Conte's government faces mandatory confidence votes next week in parliament, where the two governing parties have a slim majority. Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio is minister for economic development and both he and Salvini will be deputy prime ministers.
Facebook kills its ‘Trending’ section
In 2016, reports surfaced that the Trending section suppressed conservative news stories. However, the company declined to provide a list of publishers or details on the funding.
West Indies win big against Tamim’s World XI
Shahid Afridi receives a guard of honour. "For that to happen at the home of cricket, it's massive". World XI got off to a torrid start in the chase, losing their top three batsmen for cheap scores.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Has Been Officially Announced
Along with the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3 , Xiaomi also launched the Mi TV 4 today, at its 8th Anniversary event. But Xiaomi claims the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the first to actually do it in 3D, which adds more security.