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- Google has dropped out of a bidding war with Amazon and other cloud computing companies for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), a $ 10 billion contract from the Pentagon.
- Google chose to withdraw because the contract may conflict with its corporate values, and its principles over the ethical use of AI.
- This decision comes just months after several employees signed a petition, and even resigned, over Google’s involvement with military projects.
- The contract is winner-take-all, with Amazon seen as the frontrunner.
Google dropped out of the competition for a crucial Pentagon cloud computing contract valued at over $ 10 billion, the company confirms with Business Insider.
The news, which was originally reported by Bloomberg, comes on the same day that the search giant announced the shutdown of the Google+ social network, in the wake of reports of a major security lapse. It also comes just months after Google employees protested en masse over the company’s work with the United States military. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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