Back in 'the business of war': Google to re-bid for Pentagon cloud computing contract despite earlier resignations

Volte-face comes despite staff uproar over AI ethics and military cloud services in a similar contract three years ago

Nima Green
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Back in 'the business of war': Google to re-bid for Pentagon cloud computing contract despite earlier resignations

Google Cloud has re-entered the battle for a major US Department of Defense contract to provide cloud computing services for the Pentagon, in spite of pulling out of a similar project three years ago over an internal uproar. In 2018, some Google staff went as far as resigning, and others organised protests over concerns about the military use cases of Google AI technology. 3,100 employees put their name to an open letter to CEO Sundar Pichai saying: "We believe that Google should not be in...

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