Google has announced it will not use artificial intelligence (AI) for weapons or to “cause or directly facilitate injury to people.”
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai made the announcement on Thursday as he unveiled a set of principles for the company’s artificial intelligence technologies, AFP reported.
He said that Google won’t use artificial intelligence for weapons, but “we will continue our work with governments and the military in many other areas” including cybersecurity, training, and search and rescue.
This comes as Google is facing pressure from employees and others over a contract with the US military.
Last week, however, the California tech giant said it would not renew its contract with the Pentagon for artificial intelligence work.
During a weekly meeting with employees on last Friday, the chief executive of Google’s cloud-computing business Diane Greene said there would be no follow-up for the Pentagon contract…