Enlarge / A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. (credit: USAF / Airman First Class Adarius Petty)
Despite protests from employees, Google is still charging ahead with a Department of Defense collaboration to produce machine-learning software for drones. Google hasn’t listened to a continent of its employees that are unhappy with Google’s involvement in the military-industrial complex, and now a report from Gizmodo says “about a dozen” employees have resigned over the issue.
The controversial program is called “Project Maven,” and it has Google applying its usual machine-learning and image-recognition expertise to millions of hours of drone footage collected by the military. The goal is to identify people and objects of interest