Employees were informed on Friday when Diane Greene, the head of Google Cloud, shared the news during a weekly meeting.
The New York Times writes that when Google purchased the artificial intelligence firm DeepMind 2014, "The acquisition agreement [.] said DeepMind technology would never be used for military or surveillance purposes". The current contract expires in 2019 and there will not be a follow-up contract, Greene said.
"The two sets of emails reveal that Google's senior leadership was enthusiastically supportive of Project Maven - especially because it would set Google Cloud on the path to win larger Pentagon contracts - but deeply concerned about how the company's involvement would be perceived", Gizmodo reported.
Project Maven is an artificial intelligence program created to use data captured by government drones to identify and track objects viewed on surveillance footage.
Several Google AI employees had told The Post they believed they wielded a powerful influence over the company's decision-making: The advanced technology's top researchers and developers are in heavy demand, and many had organised resistance campaigns or threatened to leave.
Google intends to introduce new "ethical principals" next week involving its use of artificial intelligence, Gizmodo reported.
The primary contractor on the project, ECS Federal, did not respond to a request to comment. Google's participation in the program, which critics contend could help increase the accuracy of drone-missile strikes, sparked controversy both inside and outside of Google.
Google is not the only tech firm working with the United States military. Project Maven was Google's first major contract with Pentagon after which the company was eyeing for bigger contracts with intelligence agencies.
In May, dozens of employees even resigned over the matter in May.
In the course of the contract, Google contributed TensorFlow, its open-source AI framework, to the Pentagon.
What are your thoughts on Google's decision to stop working on Maven?
In the end, Google did not promote its work on Maven, but The Intercept said the Google team agreed that the firm should work to agree a "narrative" as quickly as possible.
But what about using artificial intelligence to power robots that defuse bombs or IEDs?
Google'sartificial intelligence would bring "an exquisite capability" for "near-real time analysis", the email said.
The EU earlier threatened to counterpunch by targeting USA products, including Kentucky bourbon, blue jeans and motorcycles. Canada unveiled a package of counter-tariffs on USA imports valued at Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion).
It was Holtby who recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Tampa Bay Lightning to close out the Eastern Conference final. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who's rooting for the Capitals no matter how good they are.
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Speaking after the meeting, Kardashian said: 'I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. President Donald Trump is reportedly meeting with a Kim today, but it's not North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
Chelsea does not have a time frame for reconsidering its decision, according to a statement on the club's website. Chelsea football club has announced it is shelving plans for a new stadium on the present Stamford Bridge site.
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Two other horses' remains were found nearby, but they were less complete, National Geographic reports . Stunning photos released on Tuesday show the skeleton protruding from beneath a large block of stone.
Earlier, allrounder Shahid Afridi confirmed that he would be playing a T20 worldwide for ICC World XI against the West Indies . Sam Curran, a left-arm quick and middle-order batsman, is one of the most highly-regarded prospects in the English game.
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Once the review began, the officials are allowed to determine if block or charge is the right call. "It's a huge play". James answered with an impressive drive, changing hands in midair before scoring to give the Cavs the lead.
Where to get free donuts on National Donut Day 2018
Free doughnuts are limited to only the 18 classic styles, which include the Boston cream and the traditional jelly doughnut. Word spread quickly among the soldiers - "If you're hungry and broke, you can get something to eat at The Salvation Army ".
NBA Finals Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers
Of course, Game 1 was a classic, perhaps throwing salt on the theory people are bored with these two teams playing each other. And then tonight in The Finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our (butt) off, man, it ain't right.