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Google CEO: Our AI won’t be used for harm

Google CEO: Our AI won’t be used for harm

Today Google unveiled a new set of principles guiding its approach to artificial intelligence, including a pledge not to build AI weapons, "technologies that gather or use information for surveillance violating internationally accepted norms" or ones "whose objective contravenes widely accepted principles of global law and human rights".

The new principles follow months of debate inside Google over AI technology it had developed for the USA military for analyzing drone footage as part of what was known as Project Maven.

It planted its ethical flag on use of AI just days confirming it would not renew a contract with the USA military to use its AI technology to analyse drone footage.

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CEO Sundar Pichai says Google will pursue other government contracts including cybersecurity, search and rescue, and military recruitment.

Aside from making the principles public, Pichai didn't specify how Google or its parent Alphabet would be accountable for conforming to them.

As a response to the employee protest, Google said that it will no longer renew the Project Maven contract with the Pentagon, and it also announced some AI principles that the company said it will commit to abiding.

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According to reports, Inés Zorreguieta worked for the civil service in Buenos Aires, and had been suffering from depression. Maxima, 47, who's originally from Argentina, was quoted in a statement by the royal household as "very shocked and sad".

In internal emails reviewed by Gizmodo, a Google employee working on Project Maven said that the company would attempt to provide a "Google-earth-like" surveillance system, offering "an exquisite capability" for near real-time analysis of drone footage.

The principles might bring to mind sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics", which boil down to robots shouldn't harm humans, they should protect them. And they should only be made available for purposes that fall in line with the above. They should be "built and tested for safety", be built with privacy in mind, and "uphold high standards of scientific excellence". Google likely planned to bid on JEDI, a cloud computing contract with the Defense Department that could be worth as much as $10 billion. But it is also key to its future ambitions, many of which involve ethical minefields of their own, including its self-driving Waymo division and Google Duplex, a system that can be used to make dinner reservations by mimicking a human's voice over the phone. "In the absence of positive actions, such as publicly supporting an worldwide ban on autonomous weapons, Google will have to offer more public transparency as to the systems they build".

"While this means that we will not pursue certain types of government contracts", Greene wrote, "we want to assure our customers and partners that we are still doing everything we can within these guidelines to support our government, the military and our veterans. These collaborations are important and we'll actively look for more ways to augment the critical work of these organizations and keep service members and civilians safe".

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Between 2009 and 2011 she worked at the United Nations headquarters of Panama but returned to Argentina in 2012 after a breakup. Maxima, 47, who's originally from Argentina, was quoted in a statement by the royal household as "very shocked and sad".


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