Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

United States launches Artificial Intelligence programme to detect hidden nuclear missiles

United States launches Artificial Intelligence programme to detect hidden nuclear missiles

Google has unveiled a set of principles that it will use to steer its work with AI. "As a leader in AI, we feel a deep responsibility to get this right", he continued.

The ethical principles are a response to a firestorm of employee resignations and public criticism over a Google contract with the Defense Department for software that could help analyze drone video, which critics argued had nudged the company one step closer to the "business of war". The company said on Thursday that if the principles had existed earlier, Google would not have bid for Project Maven.

CEO Sundar Pichai says Google will pursue other government contracts including cybersecurity, search and rescue, and military recruitment.

There are scant details on the AI missile research, but Reuters quoted one USA official as saying that an early prototype of a system to track mobile missile launchers was already being tested within the United States military.

An internal memo also revealed that a member of Google's defense sales team believed that participation in Maven was directly tied to a government contract worth billions of dollars, according to The Intercept.

The company, Pichai said, would also evaluate its work in AI by examining how closely its technology could be "adaptable to a harmful use".

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DeepMind, a top A.I. lab owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is considering whether it should refrain from publishing certain research because it may be unsafe.

Google will incorporate its privacy principles in the development and use of its AI technologies, providing appropriate transparency and control over the use of data, Pichai enphasised. A driving force behind the spread is the easier access to AI building blocks that Google, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have provided through their cloud services.

AI advances are helping medical research and provide other benefits.

Today Google unveiled a new set of principles guiding its approach to artificial intelligence, including a pledge not to build AI weapons, "technologies that gather or use information for surveillance violating internationally accepted norms" or ones "whose goal contravenes widely accepted principles of worldwide law and human rights".

Avoid creating or reinforcing unfair bias.

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