Decision comes after employees called for the removal of a rightwing thinktank leader from the council

Google is ending its Advanced Technology External Advisory Council, just one week after announcing the launch of the company’s external advisory council for “the responsible development of AI”.

“It’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted. So we’re ending the council and going back to the drawing board” a Google spokesperson told the Guardian in a statement on Thursday.

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