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Google withdraws $10bn Pentagon cloud bid amid ethical concerns

8 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Google has announced that it won't be bidding for a Pentagon computing contract valued at $10 billion amid fears the project doesn't align with the tech company's ethical values, following protests from its staff. This follows Google's cessation of its role within the Pentagon's ‘Project Maven' AI drone system, which can identify people and areas of interest using drone footage, with Google's involvement triggering a backlash from the public as well as its own workers. In June 2018 Google published a set of principles for its artificial intelligence research, with the company stating that...
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Google drops out of bidding for $10 billion Pentagon ‘JEDI' data deal

Google drops out of bidding for $10 billion Pentagon ‘JEDI' data deal

8 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, in part because the company's new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating. Google said in a statement “we couldn't be assured that would align with o...
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Google pulls out of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over AI concerns

Google pulls out of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over AI concerns

8 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Google has announced that it will not be placing a bid for a cloud-computing contract with the Pentagon. The Department of Defense's JEDI project could have worth up to $10 billion. The bidding process is due to end this week, but Google will now not be taking part. The company says that this particular project is not in line with its AI policies, but it will continue to work with the US government in other ways. See also: Google implements new Play Store policies for apps that request SMS and Call Log permissions After failing to...
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