Google backs off on custom AI for oil and gas extraction

Cecilia Keating
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The tar sands in Canada is one region where oil majors are working with tech giants to extract fossil fuel. Credit:  Dru Oja Jay, Dominion
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The tar sands in Canada is one region where oil majors are working with tech giants to extract fossil fuel. Credit: Dru Oja Jay, Dominion

A new Greenpeace report notes that Microsoft, Amazon and Google are undermining their public carbon commitments through by providing services that allow oil and gas firms extract fossil fuels from the earth.

Google has revealed that it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence (AI) tools that help oil and gas firms extract fossil fuels. The company made the commitment earlier this month and confirmed...

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