Google’s AI board dissolved within a week of birth

Following a week of controversies surrounding its composition, Google’s external advisory board designed to monitor its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been dissolved after just one week of its formation.

The AI ethics board, called the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), included a number of prominent academics.

While over 2,300 Google employees signed a petition to remove board member Kay Coles James over her controversial comments against the LGBTQ and immigrant communities in the past, the inclusion of drone company CEO Dyan Gibbens re-opened old divisions in the company over the use of Google AI in military applications.

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