About a dozen Google advisers reportedly left the aggregation over its affirmation on developing AI for the US aggressive through a affairs called Project Maven. Meanwhile 4,000 others signed a address ambitious the aggregation stop.

It looks like there’s some centralized abashing over whether the company’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto covers making apparatus acquirements systems to aid warfare.

Worst killer robots ever: Google isn’t developing weapons for the government, at least not according to Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. It’s instead allowance the aggressive configure TensorFlow for use allegory video footage shot by drones.

If you accept that: We’ve got a bridge to sell you. But more to the point, the address that’s amphibian around (with more than 4,000 signatures) addresses the company’s leaders’ affirmation that it’s doing annihilation wrong:

Recently, Googlers voiced apropos about Maven internally. Diane Greene responded, acceptable them that the technology will not “operate or fly drones” and “will not be used to launch weapons.” While this eliminates a narrow set of direct applications, the technology is being built for the military, and once it’s delivered it could easily be used to assist in these tasks.

The absoluteness is: Project Maven should be named “A big tech aggregation pisses off its advisers by teaching the aggressive how to use open-source software.” TensorFlow is highly touted for its ease-of-use, so conceivably Google should back off and let the nation’s top AI adviser handle the situation.

We’ve accomplished out to Google for animadversion and will update this story as necessary.

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