Google Cutting Ties to Pentagon

Google announced on Friday that it would not renew its contract with the Department of Defense focused on drone imaging artificial intelligence. Project Maven, as the program was known, sparked a backlash in the company and a petition from employees demanding it cut ties. While Google initially downplayed its work with the Pentagon, Gizmodo writes, citing internal Google emails that it obtained, that the firm “intended to build a “Google-earth-like” surveillance system that would allow Pentagon analysts to “click on a building and see everything associated with it."" The report also notes that Google sought further business opportunities with the military and intelligence agencies.

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