Google is involved in the Trump administration's border policy
CBP Autonomous Surveillance Towers Programorganizes automatic surveillance "24 hours a day, 365 days a year" to help the agency "identify items of interest: people or vehicles."
It is unclear exactly how the CBP (Military Intelligence Service) plans to use Google Cloud along with Anduril. Google spokesman Jane Hodos declined to comment or discuss the contract.
The contract documents indicate that the newCBP's work with Google is handled through Virginia-based third-party federal contractor Thundercat Technology. Thundercat is a reseller that positions itself as the leading IT provider for federal contracts.
The agency notes that Google advertisespowerful cloud-based image recognition technology through its Vision AI product, which can quickly detect, classify people, objects in an image or video file. It is these functions that will be extremely useful for a government agency that plans to install towers with surveillance cameras in the border region.
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