Gizmodo letters that Google advisers are affronted at the aggregation after advertent that the AI they built is anon being used by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to assay the massive troves of video footage captured by aggressive drones.

It’s part of Activity Maven, aka, Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (AWCFT) (PDF), a Pentagon-driven activity started last April to make use of big data and apparatus acquirements tech to beforehand the DoD’s capabilities in the field.

The idea has been to use Google’s AI to analyze cartage and other altar in footage from drones; it was ahead manually analyzed by humans, but these unmanned cartage are now capturing more video than staff can keep up with, as the DoD is now cutting up “millions of hours” of clips.

It’s barefaced that advisers at Google would be anxious and angry to learn that what they’ve built may be used to assist aggressive activities they may not be accumbent with. But the aggregation has attempted to allay those fears with a statement.

Google accepted that it’s accouterment the DoD with APIs for its TensorFlow apparatus acquirements system. The aggregation noted that its tech is being used to help with object acceptance on characterless data, and “is for non-offensive uses only.”

It’s assured that aggressive forces will turn to such technologies to added their efforts and capabilities. What’s alarming is that is TensorFlow was initially appear to the public in 2015 as the magic behind the image search system in Google Photos that helped apparent pictures you shot on your phone using simple textual queries. This absolutely won’t be the last time we hear of AI being repurposed for less banal applications than initially intended.

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