Google promises no more use of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/be-slightly-less-evil.html

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The Google makes a big deal out of this, the more convinced I am that they already have other programs in place.

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Right now, even.

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Well at least until they can figure out how to use the weapons as an ad platform.

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Thank goodness the military could never develop an AI of their own.

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Well they could take a nod from nascar and just slap sponsorship decals all over the murderbots.

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Luckily targeting computers aren’t weapons, right?

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“… search & rescue…”

Maybe Google could team up with Elon Musk and buy Tracey Island.

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So I googled “Google murderbots” and this is what I got


I think everyone should google “Google murderbots” and the then we can watch the internet freak fuck out once it starts trending.
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I don’t trust Google’s promises.
The very least I expect is a pinkie swear.

I’m on it.

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Doesn’t the Geneva convention generally require affixing a sponsor logo to your combatants?

(Yes, I realize that this doesn’t apply to current gen murderbots, but once the ‘robot’ covers something less like a missile doing a few seconds of terminal guidance and more like a T-1000 labelling requirements might well be extended: We’ll see if bots are required to provide hostnameme, machine type model and serial number on capture.)

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at the very least, the Robot Battle Convention does.

http://www.robotbattles.com/

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Sure, i believe you Google.

Whew!

Interesting, considered list. I wonder what’s not on it (and why they removed the evil term before and never put it back). I trust them slightly less far than I could comfortably spit a rat

The stuff that’s Classified in one way or another you (or the majority of G employees for that matter) will never hear about.

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Pro-tip and de-bullshitifier: in typical gov contracts, the contractor does not have the ability or right to terminate the contract. There are measures that can be taken by G if they’re really serious about it that may lead to the gov cancelling, but then again it may cause G to land on a list of companies not to do biz with.

Well, for one, “internationally accepted norms” is a wonderfully vague term that can allow for a whole lot of surveillance technology.

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