Diane Greene, the head of Google cloud services, told employees in a meeting recently that due to internal employees' opposition to the company's cooperation with the Pentagon, the company is drafting a series of ethical principles to regulate the process of cooperation between companies and government agencies. In the use of technology.
In March of this year, Google announced that it cooperated with the Department of Defense to develop artificial intelligence for analyzing and analyzing drone video. This news prompted more than 3,000 Google employees to jointly write to the CEO Sundar Pichai, claiming that "Google should not participate in the war."
Employees are concerned that this technology may be used to increase the accuracy of military drone attack targets. At that time, Google responded that the Maven project was mainly used for non-aggressive purposes.
At the company's meeting, Green regretted that the company had hurriedly signed such a government cooperation agreement without drafting ethical principles. She stressed that before the introduction of the ethical principles, the company will no longer sign similar cooperation agreements.
At the same time, there are reports that Google is actively seeking a large amount of cloud service orders from the Department of Defense. The value of this order will be as high as US$10 billion, which will be announced in early May of this year and is expected to be confirmed in September of this year.