Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Google CEO unveils new era of robots that sound like humans

Google CEO unveils new era of robots that sound like humans

These have been obviously made in response to the controversy surrounding their involvement in Project Maven, a program run out of the Pentagon in the United States for the Department of Defense that was aimed at improving imagery used by drones. Several employees even resigned in protest, concerned that Google was aiding the development of autonomous weapons systems.

However, Google went on to confirm that they will continue to work with government bodies and military.

We are still in the very early days of useful artificial intelligence, so there aren't a lot of specifics in Google's new guidelines.

The guidelines, titled "AI at Google: our principles", are made up of seven AI objectives and a section about AI applications the company will not pursue.

"While this is our chosen approach to AI development, we also understand that there is room for many voices in this conversation", Pichai wrote in the blog post.

In a blog post this morning, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlined the principles that will govern the company's military work going forward.

Asaro said however, Google's commitment to not build applications that "gather or use information for surveillance" that violates worldwide norms leaves too much wiggle room.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote ina blog post the company will not develop technologies or weapons that cause harm, or anything which can be used for surveillance violating "internationally accepted norms" or "widely accepted principles of worldwide law and human rights".

As he said, Google's Artificial Intelligence programs will be designed to be "socially beneficial", as well as "avoid creating or enhancing unjust prejudices" or "harming", which includes "weapons or other technologies that can cause harm to people". Nor will AI be applied in technologies that gather or use information for surveillance against internationally accepted norms. That led the company to back off from the project, with Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene reportedly telling employees the company would not renew that contract after it expires next year.

While Google always said this work was not for use in weapons, the project may have fallen foul to the new restrictions, as Google said it will no longer continue with Project Maven after its current contract ends.

"How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come", the Google boss writes.

Project Maven was Google's collaboration with the US Department of Defense.

The letter urged Google to get out of Maven and that failure to do so could "irreparably damage Google's brand and its ability to compete for talent" at a time when Google is "already struggling to keep the public's trust". These fields will mainly include cybersecurity, healthcare, and training.

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