雇员抱怨后谷歌公司决定不续延军方合同 Google to End Military Contract Following Employee Complaints

谷歌公司说,它明年将不再续延与美国军方签订的帮助分析无人机视频的合同。此前谷歌公司的雇员对与军方的这项合同提出抱怨。

美国媒体报道说,谷歌母公司阿尔法贝特(Alphabet)星期五通知了谷歌雇员这项决定。

谷歌公司的雇员说,公司在明年3月份之前将继续履行合同。这项军方项目使用人工智能增强防卫能力,包括利用人工智能分析无人机在空中拍摄的图像。

数以千计的谷歌公司雇员签署了一份请愿书,要求公司取消这项合同,并且说帮助军方违背了谷歌公司的“不作恶”座右铭。

路透社报道,数百名谷歌公司雇员曾计划7月在旧金山举行公开集会,抗议公司与军方签订的这项合同。

谷歌公司早先曾为参加这个项目提出辩解,说谷歌的工作仅限于军方的非进攻性使命,并说这个项目有助于挽救生命。

谷歌公司说,将很快公布公司有关使用人工智能道德的新指南。

Google says it will not extend a contract into next year to help the U.S. military analyze drone videos following complaints from company employees.

U.S. media reports said Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. told Google employees about the decision Friday.

Google employees say the tech giant will continue to work on the Maven Project until the contract ends next March. The military project uses artificial intelligence to increase defense capabilities, including using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze aerial drone imagery.

Thousands of Google employees signed a petition urging the company to cancel the contract, arguing that helping the military would violate Google's motto of “Don't be evil.”

Reuters reports that several hundred Google employees had planned to hold a public rally in San Francisco in July to protest the military contract.

Google had earlier defended the company's involvement in the project saying it was limited to helping the military with non-offensive tasks and said the project would help save lives.

Google says it will soon release new company guidelines related to the ethical uses of AI.