30 November 2018
Tech giant Google recently did a partnership with the top smartphone manufacturer in China and third most successful smartphone brand around the globe. The partnership deal with instant messaging whereas the deal lately has been a victim of serious scrutiny from all around the corners. In the recent happening in this regard, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has received a letter from U.S lawmakers showing concerns over the aforementioned deal, stating that it poses serious threats to US national security and consumers.
Likewise, in addition to these concerns, the letter also talks about Google’s decision to refuse to renew the Maven project, which is a research partnership project with Department of Defense. The project utilized AI technology to improve its precision of US military targeting like drone strikes.
The letter shared a statement:
"We urge you to reconsider Google's partnership with Huawei, particularly since your company recently refused to renew a key research partnership, Project Maven, with the Department of Defense," and it goes on further saying, "While we regret that Google did not want to continue a long and fruitful tradition of collaboration between the military and technology companies, we are even more disappointed that Google apparently is more willing to support the Chinese Communist Party than the US military."
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