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AI Panel Led by Former Google Head Must Meet in Open, Court Says

June 2, 2020, 10:19 PM

A U.S. government advisory panel on artificial intelligence led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt must hold its meetings in public because the members aren’t federal employees, a district court ruled.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling on Monday also directs the panel to provide advance public notice of meetings and make records available.

The ruling will give privacy advocates greater access to the workings of the 15-member National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a nonprofit research organization, brought the lawsuit last year alleging the panel worked privately in violation of ...