Google helps Pentagon analyze military drone footage—employees “outraged”

A report from Gizmodo says that Google is partnering with the United States Department of Defense and building drone software. The project will reportedly apply Google’s usual machine learning prowess to identify objects in drone footage. Google’s involvement in the project wasn’t public, but it was apparently discussed internally at Google last week and leaked.
The project is called “Project Maven,” also known as the “Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team (AWCFT).” The project started in April of last year with a mission to “accelerate DoD’s integration of big data and machine learning

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