谷歌公司称绝不染指涉及武器的人工智能 Google Says No to Doing AI Weapons Work

谷歌公司星期四说,它不会做任何有关武器的人工智能项目。

谷歌公司因为跟国防部的合同,使用人工智能分析无人机拍摄的图像,最近数月一直受到批评。

谷歌和其它科技公司把人工智能带入医药、自然灾害应对规划、能源、运输和制造业等领域。但是,一些人对电脑而不是人做出决定感到担心。

几个月前,谷歌公司的4000多名员工签署了一份请愿书,要求公司取消与国防部签订的合同。他们和其他一些批评人士担心,这个项目会导致未来使用无人自动武器。

据报道,谷歌公司的一名高管上星期对员工说,谷歌在与国防部的合同到期后将不再续延。

Google won't do artificial intelligence work for weapons, the company said Thursday.

Google has come under fire in recent months for its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to use AI for sifting through drone footage.

Google and other tech firms have been bringing the advances in AI to fields such as medicine, natural disaster planning, energy, transportation and manufacturing.
But these advances have also led to ethical concerns about the kinds of decisions being made without human input.

In recent months, more than 4,000 Google employees signed a petition calling for the cancellation of the company's contract with the Department of Defense. They joined other critics in raising alarms that the project could lead to the use of autonomous weapons.

Last week, a Google executive reportedly told employees that the company would not seek to renew its contract with the military.