Both Google and the US Pentagon have insisted that Project Maven would not be capable of initiating weapons use without human input. Now that John Giannandrea is with Apple, we can be sure that Apple will receive access to Google's prized information.
As per the report, Maven is a well-publicized Department of Defense project and Google is working on one part of it.
Despite assurances that its involvement is limited to non-combat users, Google employees want the company to take a step back.
In an e-mail to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai described the fatal shooting at YouTube HQ on Tuesday as an "unimaginable tragedy." .
This should make this a bit more spicy between Google and Apple.
To fortify AI division, Apple has rolled out other high-post vacancies in the field. Hundreds of Google employees were evacuated by emergency teams.
We can not outsource the moral responsibility of our technologies to third parties. Over the course of 2017, across the globe, for every kilowatt hour of electricity we consumed, we purchased a kilowatt hour of renewable energy from a wind or solar farm that was built specifically for Google. Never jeopardies that. Ever. The reason when you google "how old is Narendra Modi", and you get the -67 years old, is because of the integration technology from Metaweb into Google Search. "Building this technology to assist the USA government in military surveillance - and potentially lethal outcomes - is not acceptable". But in an email, the company said its efforts have been scoped to "non-offensive purposes" and involve its open source object recognition technology, which is available to any Google Cloud customer.
On the debate over whether humanity should be anxious about the rapidly accelerating improvements in AI, Giannandrea told MIT Technology Review in an interview a year ago that the concerns were overblown.
Project Maven is a DoD initiative to improve the USA military's adoption of machine learning, namely computer vision.