Google declined to contest the Pentagon for 10 billion dollars

Google отказалась от конкурса Пентагона на 10 млрд долларов

The Google headquarters in California

The company doubts that a project of the Department of defense meets its principles in the use of artificial intelligence.

Google refused to participate in the ongoing U.S. Department of defense competition on creation of a cloud computing system. About the company’s decision became known on Tuesday, October 9.

The competition for the $ 10 billion involves the conclusion of a contract for work on the project the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, which aims at the modernization of computer equipment of the military. Among other applications for participation filed by Amazon and Microsoft.

Google cannot guarantee that a Pentagon project “consistent with the principles in the field of artificial intelligence technologies,” according to the company. In addition, individual items of the contract beyond its existing Google government certificates, said her representative.

In June, the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai announced the company principles in the use of artificial intelligence. In particular, Google will not participate in the development of “weapons or other technologies” that are “detrimental to the people or directly contribute to it”.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump caused “on a carpet” heads of major Internet companies. In August, trump has accused Google of withholding news of his success.

Source: Russian service of DW


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