Google wants intelligence scientists to be more positive

When it comes to artificial intelligence research, Google has put in place measures designed to help a company move more effectively on potentially sensitive topics (e.g., race and religion). But some speculate that the company’s level of caution could be censorship.

According to a Reuters report, Google has added an additional layer of checks to all research done by its experts, who must now consult legal teams, policy and public relations teams before dealing with sensitive topics, such as face recognition. Experts have also been advised on several occasions to “be very careful to set a positive tone”.