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Google Says It Will Not Build Custom A.I. for Oil and Gas Extraction

A Greenpeace report details Silicon Valley’s ties to Big Oil — and spurs Google to take a step toward opting out

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After a year of weathering criticism from tech workers, politicians, and activists over its oil industry contracts, Google has stated that it will not create new…




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Brian Merchant

Senior editor, OneZero, books, futures, fiction. Author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, founder of Terraform @ Motherboard @ VICE.

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