Google, Gogel discussed on Off The Hook

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I'm less transparent with their workforce by controversial business vision seem less interested in listening to workers objections and they once did in the case of maven google is helping the defense department implement machine learning to classify images gathered by by drones as we've said some employees believe humans not algorithms should be responsible for this sensitive and potentially lethal work and i shouldn't be involved military work at all and historically global has promoted an open culture that encourages employees to challenge and bait product decisions but some employees feel that their leadership no longer as is no longer has tended to that concerns leaving them to face the fall out one employee said over the last couple of months i've been less and less impressed with the response and the way people's concerns are being treated and listened to i realized if i can't recommend people join here then why am i still here that's a very good question i think many of us should ask every day at our place of employment i know people were worried that good was turning to turning into sky from terminator but now it looks like it's walker from wargames in addition to the resignation nations nearly four thousand google employees have voiced their opposition to project maven in an internal petition that ask to immediately cancel the contract and institute policy against taking on future military work the mounting pressure from employees however seems to have done little to sway gogel's decision the company has defended its work on even and is thought to be one of the lead contended for another major pentagon cloud computing contract the joint enterprise defense infrastructure better known as jet djeddai that is currently up for bids i don't even wanna know what that's all about but.

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