Google CEO Sundar · Sundar Pichai
BI Chinese Station reported on June 8
Google CEO Sundar · Sundar Pichai recently published a set of "ethical guidelines" to guide the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Pichchai said that while AI technology offers many benefits to consumers and businesses, Google recognizes that this technology "will have a significant impact on society in the next few years" and that managers "will need to undertake to ensure that Its responsibility for proper use ”.
Pitchai said that AI applications should be screened to ensure that they are socially beneficial, do not create unfair prejudices, security, accountability, conformity with design principles, consistency with scientific excellence, and can be used to maintain previous principles. use.
Prior to the release of these principles, Google had been in conflict with the use of AI internally, causing thousands of employees to clash with management. These employees protested the company’s participation in Project Maven of the US Department of Defense. In March of this year, Google was exposed to provide AI technology to the Pentagon to help analyze drone footage.
In April this year, more than 4,000 employees signed a petition requesting Google management to stop participating in Project Maven and promised to cease “R&D on war technologies”. In addition, Google has more than a dozen employees resign in protest.
Not long ago, Google cloud computing business executive Diane Greene told employees that Google decided to stop cooperation with the military in the AI.
Pichchai also explicitly pointed out in his blog that Google will not develop application types. These applications include weapons or technologies that could cause total damage, and anything that could be used to violate "internationally accepted norms" or to conflict with "international law and widely accepted human rights principles."
The evolution of AI has caused many people to worry. The most frightening thing is that in the future we may see the type of killing robot depicted in Hollywood movies. Although it may seem far-fetched now, critics say that Google's video analysis of surveillance videos may help improve the accuracy of UAV missile strikes.
There are also reports that Google is trying to help develop a system that will allow the Pentagon to monitor the entire city.
Google's release of the AI guidelines may mean that it will lose many defense contracts, including a $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrasture.
However, Bloomberg reported that it is impossible for Google to win these contracts. Companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM have much more experience working with the government and are considered more likely to win contracts.