Google has no intention of leaving the nationwide safety enterprise, regardless of perceptions in some quarters that the tech large is towards working with the Protection Division.

The search large’s senior vice chairman for world affairs mentioned Tuesday that the agency at present has contracts with the Pentagon to work on cybersecurity, enterprise automation and deepfake detection, and wish to have extra, reviews DefenseOne.

“It has been irritating,” Kent Walker mentioned on the Nationwide Safety Fee on Synthetic Intelligence Convention in reference to perceptions that the corporate is towards engaged on these points.

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Walker reportedly mentioned that Google is “totally engaged” in numerous varieties of work with totally different Protection Division companies.

“As we tackle these sorts of issues, we’re desperate to do extra, [and are] pursuing actively extra certifications” to supply cloud companies for labeled knowledge and different companies, he added.

After a few of the California-based firm’s workers resigned in protest over its participation within the controversial Pentagon AI effort often called Venture Maven, Google ended its function in this system.

DefenseOne reviews that Walker mentioned the withdrawal was really targeted on “a discrete contract, not a broader assertion about our willingness or our historical past about working with the Division of Protection.”

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai seems earlier than the Home Judiciary Committee in December 2018.
(AP)

He defined that Google had determined “to press the reset button till a chance [came] to develop our personal set of AI rules, our personal work on inner requirements and assessment processes.”

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