Google drops out of Defense Department's cloud project worth $10 billion

Google drops out of Defense Department's cloud project worth $10 billion

In a statement today, AirAsia said the group would work with Google Cloud to solve high-impact business challenges including driving better demand forecasting, more targeted marketing, and Improved customer experience and loyalty by providing a more personalised experience for customers. The Department of Defense's JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) project could have worth up to $10 billion.

Google took the decision to withdraw out of the contract as thousands of its employees opposed its participation in other United States government project. First and foremost, the AI principles laid out that it would not use artificial intelligence to pursue projects that would cause "overall harm" or create weapons.

Whoever lands the controversial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract will provide cloud computing infrastructure and other services to the USA military for the next 10 years. "And second, we determined that there were portions of the contract that were out of scope with our current government certifications".

According to them, however, the company refuses to work with the government of the United States.

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AirAsia is collaborating with Google Cloud to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) into every aspect of its business and culture as part of its transformation into a travel technology company. It also said it doubted it would achieve the necessary certifications required in the tender.

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JEDI bids are due Oct.12.

Google's decision to drop out of the bidding process comes on the back of widespread protect from thousands of Googlers over another U.S. government project that Google was linked to.

The JEDI contract is single-source, making it probable that only some of the nation's largest cloud providers - such as Microsoft - will be capable of delivering the entirety of the contract.

Pichai recently found himself before Republican lawmakers to discuss issues that include the company's work in China and antitrust concerns.

On Monday the firm had announced that it was closing Google+ after for the consumers after a massive data breach. Initial bidding began two months ago and will conclude this week, with leading contenders including Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. Due to the protest over Maven, Google chose to stop renewal of its contract.

Microsoft said it is now poised to receive the authorisation in the first quarter of next year, bringing it up to par with Amazon's AWS, currently the only cloud service with IL-6 clearance.

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