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While everyone was good and distracted by the carnival sideshow the Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing became which asked no actual valid questions regarding any in depth policy decisions, surveillance, Patriot Act, but resorted to frivolous attacks of one's alleged teen years...
... this was going down.
Even the main stream media can not ignore this -
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Google has finally admitted that a "Project Dragonfly" is indeed in the works.
|Photo: Ng Han Guan (AP)|
The New York Times later reported that more than a thousand Google employees have questioned the plan. That criticism is ongoing — The Times reported early Wednesday that a former Google research scientist blasted the Chinese search product in a letter to lawmakers this week.
General: Project Maven Is Just the Beginning of the Military’s Use of AI
Gen. James Holmes, who leads Air Combat Command, is among the first flag officers to publicly defend the Pentagon’s algorithmic-image-analysis program since
Google said it would not renew its contract following an outcry by its employees.
“The benefit of this will be: it will free up people to focus on thinking about what they see and what it means in the intelligence field and on passing that information to decision makers more timely because you’re able to do it faster,” Holmes said Thursday at a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington. “That’s a big part of our future and you’ll continue to see that expanded, with Project Maven being one of the first steps in bringing learning machines and algorithms in to be able to allow people to focus on things that people do best and let the machine do that repetitive task.”
Earlier this week, Robert Work, who chartered Project Maven before stepping down as deputy defense secretary last year, said that company employees who worry that the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence will kill people should should consider that it would increase risks for someone else.
“They say, ‘What if the work is ultimately used to take lives? But what if it saves American lives? 500 American lives? Or 500 lives of our allies?” Work said Tuesday at the Defense One Tech Summit.
Holmes said he was concerned that the dustup with Google might prompt others in Silicon Valley to not work with the Pentagon, but added: “this is part of being an American.”
“Americans have expectations about what their government does and whether the government uses technology and tools to infringe upon their rights or not,” he said. “We have really high standards as a nation that that things that we being forward as military tools have to live up to.”
Still, Holmes said the military needs to tap into the technology being developed in the Valley and elsewhere.
Google reportedly leaving Project Maven military AI program after 2019
The company’s contract is set to expire next year, and it involves helping the government use machine learning to analyze drone footage.
Project Maven to Deploy Computer Algorithms to War Zone by Year’s End
WASHINGTON -- Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit here.
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