An independent group set up to oversee Google's artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down launched. The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition. One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed. The debacle raises questions about whether firms should set up such bodies. Google told the BBC: "It's become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can't function as we wanted.