Google launches a world advisory board that offers guidance on ethical issues related to artificial intelligence, automation and related technologies.
The panel consists of eight people and includes a former Deputy US Secretary of State and Associate Professor at the University of Bath.
The group will "examine some of Google's most challenging challenges," the company said.
The panel was announced in EmTech Digital at the MIT Technology Review, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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In June 2018, to renew its contract with the Pentagon to develop AI drone control technology.
In response, Google publishes a set of AI principles that say it will stick to them and include promises to be "socially useful" and "responsible to people."
The External Technology Advisory Board (ATEAC) will meet for the first time in April. In a blog post, Google's global affairs chief Kent Walker said there would be three more meetings in 2019.
Google publishes a full list of members of the group. It includes leading mathematician Bubakar Ba, former US Deputy Secretary of State William Joseph Burns, and Joanna Bryson, who teaches computer science at the University of Bath, UK. He will discuss recommendations for the use of technologies such as face recognition. Last year, Google's cloud computing management, Diane Green, described the face recognition technology as an "inherent bias" due to the lack of a variety of data.
In a highly quoted thesis titled "Robots must be slaves," Ms. Bryson argues against the trend of treating robots as humans. "When we humanize them," she writes, "we not only further dehumanize real people, but also encourage poor human decision-making in resource allocation and responsibility." 2018, it claims that complexity should not be used as an excuse to prevent the public from being properly informed about the functioning of artificial intelligence systems.
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