Google's Evil / Cozy Warmonger / Project Maven Triggers Mass Resignations

grarpamp grarpamp at
Mon May 14 10:50:37 PDT 2018

It's been nearly three months since many Google employees -- and the
public -- learned about the company's decision to provide artificial
intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as
Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by
automatically classifying images of objects and people. Now, about a
dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company's
continued involvement in Maven.

The resigning employees' frustrations range from particular ethical
concerns over the use of artificial intelligence in drone warfare to
broader worries about Google's political decisions -- and the erosion
of user trust that could result from these actions. Many of them have
written accounts of their decisions to leave the company, and their
stories have been gathered and shared in an internal document, the
contents of which multiple sources have described to Gizmodo.

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