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Google launches Global Council to advice on tech ethics and AI

28 March 2019 3

Google has proposed a brilliant idea and is seeing it through. The company launched a global advisory board a few days back to deal with ethical issues surrounding artificial intelligence (A.I) and other such technologies. The council is comprised of eight members, including people from numerous fields. Some are technology experts while others are people with public policy backgrounds.

The announcement was made public by Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president for global affairs at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology conference. This group has been specially comprised with the sole purpose of advising and providing recommendations top Google and similar companies working in the field of facial recognition. Here’s what Kent Walker had to say about the council at the conference:

We want to have the most informed and thoughtful conversations we can…We want to sit down with the council and see what agenda they want to set.

The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council is scheduled to meet four times and will start its operations from April. Included in this board are eight eminent members: Joanna Bryson, an associate professor in computing at the University of Bath; William J. Burns, a former U.S. deputy secretary of state, and Dyan Gibbens, chief executive of Houston-based drone startup Trumbull.


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  • An interesting and important lead taken by Google. It's nice to see them doing this, considering the bigger picture.

      • It's very important to teach people the AI think as of today, though most of us are already aware of the risks involved in the use of Internet. AI is comparatively a bit new on the horizon.

          • Correct. AI is getting more into the hands of common users now, thanks to the tech present in today's smartphone cameras. Being ethical and using the technology responsibly ultimately matters the most.

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