Google Introduces Global Council to Advise on AI and Tech Ethics

With rapid technological advancements, security has become one of the major concerns. The global council to take care of the ethical practise toward advanced technological research.

Alphabet’s Google is introducing a global advisory council that will take care of the ethical issues around artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies. These are some of the vital facts the companies must know to progress in their respective work zone without violating personal information or data or other social conducts.

Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president for global affairs said at a conference in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that the council is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019 that will include technology experts, digital ethicists and people with public policy backgrounds, and so on. The team is expecting to have the most informed and thoughtful conversations and raise concerns to talk to the council and see what agenda they can set to progress ethically, added Walker.

According to a Google blog post, the eight-member team of Advanced Technology External Advisory Council includes William J. Burns, a former U.S. deputy secretary of state, Joanna Bryson, an associate professor in computing at the University of Bath and Dyan Gibbens, the chief executive of Houston-based drone startup Trumbull.

The group is meant to provide recommendations for Google and other companies and researchers working in areas, namely facial recognition software, which is a form of automation that has prompted concerns about security issues, racial bias, and other limitations as well.

Google already has set its own internal AI principles that bar the California-based tech firm from using AI to develop weapons, as one of the listed criteria.

The blog post added that the council will meet four times, which will start in April this year.