Some of the Google employees, around a dozen, leaves google over the protest on making Artificial Intelligence based drone for the Project Maven, a Pentagon work.
From the several months, Project Maven is in controversy. The reason behind this is to accelerate investigation of drone footage via consequently ordering pictures of items and individuals. The main reason why employees quit because using Artificial Intelligence in the drone is not ethical practice from there point to view and they don”t want to go for unethical ways of doing business.
Employees who were working in Google claims that their executives were doing there own. There is no consent with employees over this controversial issue. Executives are not transparent with their workforce and seem to be lack interested in listening to employees.
One of the person who resigned speaks about the issue with Gizmodo, “Over the last couple of months, I’ve been less and less impressed with the response and the way people’s concerns are being treated and listened to.”
On account of Maven, Google is helping the Defense Department execute machine figuring out how to group pictures accumulated by rambles. Yet, a few representatives trust people, not calculations, ought to be in charge of this delicate and possibly deadly work—and that Google shouldn’t be associated with military work by any means.
Now, employees are signing the petition and the current situation is that around 3,100 of employees, that share approximately 5.5%, signed the petition and raised their voice supporting this protest. Most of the employees and petitioner claim that Project Manen is contrary to google ethics and to the Google’s mantra “don’t be evil”.
For the solution, employees request that Google ends its Pentagon contract are likewise entangled by the way that Google claims it is just giving open-source programming to Project Maven, which implies the military would have the capacity to in any case utilize the innovation, regardless of whether Google didn’t acknowledge installment or offer specialized help.
Another employee who resigns also said “Actions speak louder than words, and that’s a standard I hold myself to as well. I wasn’t happy just voicing my concerns internally. The strongest possible statement I could take against this was to leave.”
Solution what employees are looking for are changes in ethics policy or cancelation of project or both.