We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

Google canceled its Advanced Technology External Advisory Council just a little over a week after its announcement, according to a recent VOX report. The AI ethics board was supposed to oversee Google’s Artificial Intelligence efforts and make sure it is all done while obeying ethical guidelines. The report mentions that the panel was doomed from the get-go because of Google’s choice to name “controversial” members on it.

Kay Coles James and Dyan Gibbens are named by the report as being among the aforementioned “controversial” members of the panel.

It’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted. So we’re ending the council and going back to the drawing board. We’ll 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

Google will likely continue to try and find ways to keep its AI work in check, and will probably still seek outside points of views to achieve that. Until the Android-maker makes an official announcement, this ethics board is now part of Google’s history. You can read the entire report at the source link below.

You May Also Like
Samsung introduces new ‘AltZLife’ features to boost privacy on its smartphones
Quick Swich lets users switch between two instances of the same app, helping them protect sensitive files that they don’t want other people to access.
Apple plans to launch subscription service bundles alongside the iPhone 12 series: Report
These subscription service bundles will be launched under the “Apple One” brand and will cost less compared to the combined price of each service.
Google’s Live Caption tool will now also work for audio and video calls on Pixel phones
Live Caption on Pixel smartphones only supports English for now and will only work for calls with a single person, and not group calls.