Google pursues Pentagon cloud contract in spite of past employee concerns | Engadget

In the aftermath of the protest, the company did not renew its contract with the Pentagon.It also established a set of ethical principles to guide its military AI work. The contract is reportedly a priority for the company, with the outlet reporting that Google pulled employees off other assignments to work on its bid. Three years after its involvement with the militarys controversial Project Maven program led to employee strife within its walls, Google reportedly hopes to once again work with the Pentagon. According to The New York Times, the company is aggressively pursuing the Defense Departments Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability cloud contract. We strongly believe a multi-cloud strategy offers the department the best solution today and in the future, a spokesperson for the company said. Any custom AI work the job involves will need to be vetted through the company's guidelines. It also expects it could work with the Pentagon on more prosaic issues like security, employee travel and finance.
Three years after its involvement with the militarys controversial Project Maven program led to employee strife within its walls, Google reportedly hopes to once again work with the Pentagon. Accor… [+3819 chars]