Advertisement

Google Creates An Advisory Council To Guide AI Development

Google Creates An Advisory Council To Guide AI Development

Google has announced the creation of an external advisory council made of up of experts from around the globe, to provide it with guidance on ethical issues relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Google said the council would help it implement principles to address some of Google’s most complex challenges to do with facial recognition and fairness in machine learning.

The creation of the council comes after Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in June 2018 created new principles for AI use at Google, and pledged not to use AI for technology that causes injury to people.

Advertisement
Smarthome 5% off coupon SMARTHOME5

Project Maven

Pichai’s intervention came after Google and its parent company Alphabet had pledged to end the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for weapons systems.

Specifically, Google said last year it would not renew a contract to do artificial intelligence work for the US Pentagon.

The project was codenamed Project Maven, and Google’s decision to withdraw came after internal pressure from Google staff, some of whom had resigned over the matter.

Google’s involvement in Project Maven aimed to speed up the analysis of drone footage.

Essentially, the search engine giant was said to be using machine-learning algorithms and AI to help the US military assess drone footage quickly, in order to distinguish people and objects in drone videos.

Advertisement

AI guidance

And now in a blog post by Kent Walker, SVP of global affairs, the search engine giant said it was creating an advisory council called the ‘Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC)’, to offer guidance on the ethical use of AI.

The eight-member council includes Joanna Bryson, an associate professor in computing at the University of Bath; William J. Burns, a former US deputy secretary of state, and leading mathematician Bubacarr Bah.

It is understood the council is expected to publish a report at the end of 2019, and it will meet four times this year, beginning in April.

cyber eye2
Also see: AI Cyber Attacks: How to fight back

Is it about time?

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Top Cyber News

The (ISC)² Professional Development Institute Is Here

The (ISC)² Professional Development Institute Is Here

13 April, 2019

(ISC)² members as your membership just got a whole lot more powerful.

AI Startups on the rise in Europe

AI Startups on the rise in Europe

14 March, 2019

MMC Ventures a venture capital firm recently released a report, in association with Barclays, shows that one in 12 new s...

Cracking Down on Botnets

Cracking Down on Botnets

15 April, 2019

Although there is no silver bullet solution for mitigating the risk of botnets, there are a number of helpful best pract...

Just under half of A.I. start-ups in Europe have almost nothing to do with A.I., research finds

Just under half of A.I. start-ups in Europe have almost nothing to do with A.I., research finds

05 March, 2019

Nearly half of the companies in Europe that call themselves AI start-ups don't in fact use artificial intelligence, a ne...

Cryptominers Still Top Threat but Coinhive's Shutdown Could Change That

Cryptominers Still Top Threat but Coinhive's Shutdown Could Change That

12 March, 2019

Coinhive has remained on top of Check Point Software's global threat index for the last 15 months. ...

Telia tracks network data for smarter cities in northern Europe

Telia tracks network data for smarter cities in northern Europe

28 March, 2019

It uses aggregated, anonymised phone data to monitor crowd patterns.

Categories

External Links

About Us

Follow Us