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.
You’ve spoken and we’ve listened! We are excited to announce that the same great knowledge platform that you have come use and love over the years will be going through a rebrand and an upgrade. We believe that all good things don’t come to an end, but only evolve to be better.
WikiOmni will now officially be called Knowpia. Please make sure your access is now directed to KNOWPIA.COM from all of your devices.
In an effort to enhance the overall user experience, over the course of the next few months you will see a new and improved design layout with value-added features and advancements in functionality. Through extensive research & development, we know you will be happy with the new direction that we are taking to continue our vision to assemble the world’s largest platform of knowledge contributors. We thank you for taking this incredible journey with us!