To be employed in the one of the most valuable brand of the globe is indeed a reason of pride but to quit the job voluntarily is a toughest task to do but dozens of employees are quitting their job in the protest of the controversial drone deal with the United State Defence Department.
Three months back, the largest search engine giant google have entered into the partnership with the United states Defence Department to help the Pentagon develop artificial intelligence for the military drones and named it as the project ‘Maven’.
However, the Google’s employees expressed their dissatisfaction with the deal as according to them human beings should be responsible for the conducting military related operations rather than the algorithms and google shouldn’t engage with the military whatsoever may the reason.
One of the employee who recently resigned 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”.
Another added, “It’s not like Google is that little machine-learning startup that’s trying to find clients in different industries. It just seems like it makes sense for Google and Google’s reputation to stay out of that”.
Apart from the resignations, about 4000 employees have signed a petition and expressed the opposition for the company’s deal with the US military force for the project Maven.
The petition clearly says to terminate the project with the Department of Defence and commit to develop any military technologies which allows to retrieve the personal data. It also pledged to neither participate or support the development, trade or use of autonomous weapons as well as to support any efforts to ban autonomous weapons.
But the Google’s top executives are not in the mood of unmoved by the employees’ petition as the company plans to sign another massive cloud deal with the Department of Defense.