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Google AI Takes a Stance Against Oil and Gas

After being exposed by Greenpeace Google decides to back off building custom artificial intelligence for oil and gas extraction

After an exposé by Greenpeace on the 19th of May Google later announced it won’t build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction.

“While Google still has legacy contracts with oil and gas firms that we hope they will terminate, we welcome Google’s move to no longer create custom solutions for upstream oil and gas extraction.”

It goes to show that a large technology company can make decisions about who they want to support or not.

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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