Google Project Maven: Twelve Google employees quit the company because they disagreed with the AI development plan for the US Army through a program called Project Maven. Meanwhile, 4.000 others have signed a request that requires work to be stopped on this project.
The slogan “Do not Be Evil"Does not appear to be the case in this case as Google is reportedly preparing to develop machine learning systems to enhance the United States war machine.
For those who are wondering: Not Goggle is preparing a killer robot, and will not develop weapons for the government, according to Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. It will help the army to set up TensorFlow to be able to analyze videos taken by drones.
Η online report which has more than 4.000 signatures, disputes the claims of company leaders and probably does not make a mistake:
Recently, Google employees expressed their concerns and concerns about the Maven project. Diane Greene responded, assuring them that the technology would not "work to fly aircraft" and "would not be used for launching weapons". Although this eliminates a small part of immediate applications, the technology is built for the military and will be used to assist in these tasks.
We can not know if Project Maven will or may not go on, but what we are sure about is that Google will not be back because 12 employees have left.
Moreover, no one is irreplaceable, especially for companies within the reach of Google. A positive reinvigoration from the company (do not be laughable to hear this too) is that we are teaching the army how to use open source software.