Google, meanwhile, defended its work on Project Maven, with senior executives noting that the contract is of relatively little value and that its contribution amounts merely to providing the Defense Department with open-source software.
During a weekly meeting with employees on Friday, Google Cloud chief Diane Greene said that the company was backing away from its AI work with the military, The New York Times reported on Friday citing a person familiar with the discussion.
Google plans to discontinue a project through which it has been helping the U.S. military use artificial intelligence to analyze drone footage.
Google had faced backlash from employees over it's involvement in Maven, an artificial itelligence (AI)-powered US Defence Department project.
After one month, around twelve Google representatives have chosen to leave as a type of challenge over Google's proceeded with support in the military venture known as Project Maven. In April, more than 3,000 Google employees pushed back against the project, signing a petition calling for the company to end its work with the Pentagon.
Google would not choose to pursue Maven today because the backlash has been bad for the company, Greene said, adding that the decision was made at a time when Google was more aggressively pursuing military work. The company's staff, on the other hand, rallied against the idea of company research being used to develop warfare technology.
"I am incredibly happy about this decision, and have a deep respect for the many people who worked and risked to make it happen".
As Gizmodo detailed, "The employees who are resigning in protest ... say that executives have become less transparent with their workforce about controversial business decisions and seem less interested in listening to workers' objections than they once did".
However this email has shown that the contract is a lot bigger and far more lucrative than Google made it out to be. Google was reported of working on a set of guidelines that could see the ban on use of AI in warfare.
"What about using artificial intelligence to power robots that defuse bombs or IEDs?"
Halo and Destiny developer Bungie has received a $100 million investment from Chinese publisher NetEase to work on a new game. The famed studio has been working on Destiny since at least 2010, releasing the first game in 2014 and the second past year .
While it could power your next laptop (maybe), you nearly certainly won't be seeing the Snapdragon 850 in your next phone. Ultra HD or 4K playback and capture are both now enabled thanks to the new Qualcomm Adreno 630 visual processing engine.
Rajinikanth's Kaala is releasing on June 7 and the movie has shown no signs of hitting the screens in Karnataka. Rajnikanth appealed to his Kannada brothers to help release the movie and to let people watch it.
United are in need of midfield reinforcements with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini out of contract. United are also closing in on Porto's 19-year-old defender Diogo Dalot and should complete the deal this week.
Shortly after Barr posted the tweet , ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey made the call to cancel "Roseanne ". This was The Talk's first live show since ABC announced the cancellation of Roseanne on May 29.
The fact that the word " tablet " is left out of the picture says something about Google's lack of interest in tablet devices. OEMs started producing a lot of premium and cheap tablets and over-saturation will, of course, lead to non-profitability.
A frustrated Kimmich said: "There are not a lot of positive things to say after a game like that". Both Neuer and Ter Stegen are set to fly to Russian Federation .
Facebook Removes ‘Trending’ Section From Its Platform
Facebook's official spokesperson has just confirmed that the company is shutting down the Trending Topics section in the Facebook. In place of the fated feature, Facebook says it's now developing better ways to share news with its more than 2.1 billion users.
All users to be moved to new Gmail
However, the new UI will roll out to all G Suite users in July, and we'd expect the same to be true of regular Gmail users. Among a whole host of new features, Google will also be changing the Gmail layout in the upcoming update.
It Looks Like Hitman 2 is Getting Announced Later This Week
Games was planning for a surprise reveal later this week, though the "surprise", as it turns out, apparently will be Hitman 2 . The existence of a logo for Hitman 2 suggests that 6pm United Kingdom this Thursday we will see a sequel officially announced.
Bumblebee Movie Coming This Year, Stays True To Source Material
Meanwhile Cena plays Burns, an agent of Sector 7 and Bumblebee will face a Deception than transforms into a red 1971 Plymouth GTX. From the second he turns those puppy-dog eyes on teenage girl Charlie Watson ( Hailee Steinfeld ), it's love at first sight.
Italy swears in populist government
The new government is expected to face votes of confidence in the two houses of parliament on Monday and Tuesday. Di Maio also will serve as industry and labor minister, while Salvini will serve as minister of the interior.
Arsenal in shock move for Manchester United midfielder
Naturally, the rumours of Fellaini heading to the Emirates had fans of both United and Arsenal reacting on social media. Arsenal are keen to address their shortage of experienced older players and leaders with their business this summer.
Saudi Arabia Begins Issuing Driver's Licenses to Women
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman gave the order, which reverses a decades-old prohibition in the conservative kingdom. Authorities accused the detainees of "coordinated activity undermining the security and stability of the kingdom".