Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics


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  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

FILE PHOTO: Research support officer and PhD student Foaad Haddad works on his artificial intelligence project to train robots to autonomously carry out various tasks, at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Information Communication Technology at the University of Malta in Msida, Malta February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google said on March 26 it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

The council, which is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists, and people with public policy backgrounds, Kent Walker, Google's senior vice-president for global affairs, said at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology conference.

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