Google has launched a global advisory council to offer guidance on ethical issues relating to artificial intelligence, automation
and related technologies, BBC reports.
The panel consists of eight people and includes former US deputy secretary of
state, and a University of Bath associate professor.
The group will "consider some of Google's most complex challenges”, the firm said.
The panel was announced at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital, a conference
organised the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Google has come under intense criticism - internally and externally - over how it plans to use emerging technologies.
In June 2018 the company said it would not renew a contract it had with the Pentagon to develop AI technology to control drones. Project Maven, as it was known, was unpopular among Google’s staff, and prompted some resignations.
In response, Google published a set of AI "principles” it said it would abide by. They included pledges to be "socially beneficial' and "accountable to people".