Google dissolves advisory council on AI

About one week after establishing an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council ‘to help advance the responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI)’, Google decided to dissolve the council. The decision was taken following criticism, from within and outside the company, over some of the council’s members, and the lack of transparency about how the council was composed. Google officially announced that it is ending the council, because ‘it’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted’. It also noted that it will ‘continue to be responsible in our work on the important issues that AI raises, and will find different ways of getting outside opinions on these topics’.