The ‘silver lining’ in the fallout between Google and Project Maven
The tech industry was slow to accept that artificial intelligence is a dual-use technology with military applications, but the controversy over Project Maven changed the conversation, says a prominent entrepreneur.
Google’s departure from Project Maven was a ‘little bit of a canary in a coal mine’
Leaders of the artificial intelligence project failed to be transparent upfront and did not control the narrative, says Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan.
After protest, open source software company Chef will let ICE contract expire
In a quick about-face, the company also committed to donating to charities that support people impacted by family separation and detention policies.
Google engineers are demanding the company cease work with CBP
The tech giant shouldn't provide any infrastructure that may support human rights abuses, the signatories argue.
Traditional defense contractors grow as providers of technology, data shows
In recent years, there's been a major shift: The Pentagon is now buying technology instead of making its own.
Many workers at AI companies have reservations about law enforcement use, survey finds
Slightly more than half of the Microsoft, Google and Amazon employees said they "are willing to create AI software used by law enforcement."