Do you trust Google to lead the charge for ethics in AI?

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Director of IT in Healthcare and Biotech, 501 - 1,000 employees
No. To be fair, Google is trying to do the right thing, and may be more ethical than other organizations, but Google is incentivized by a short-term profit motive (especially ad sales), and will soon be facing outside forces (e.g. governments), both of which can easily lead to a degradation in ethical standards. 

Google's has a history of being caught in the middle, and it's a dammed-if-you-do-dammed-if-you-don't position.

Is there another org currently that we can trust, more so than Google? Probably not. But this question was about Google, not Google relative to potential peers/competitors. 
Director of Data and AI in Banking, 10,001+ employees
I trust for-profit companies to make a profit.  I trust Google least of all in Big Tech based on their company mission and their marketshare.  

Interesting senate hearing with Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI yesterday. 


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C-PIO in Software, 10,001+ employees
Google certainly will lead to some extent with regard to AI initiative. But they won’t be the only one. Profit will drive development. As it(AI) becomes a commodity. There is value in good AI. Look to all the big players taking a part in the run for the best AI.
Information Security Director in Media, 10,001+ employees
No, not singularly.  We need a collaborative/consortium of thought leaders/companies (varying sizes) as having a for-profit organization leading such an initiative can bring more revenue focus, versus open-sourced, that can bring a community-focused approach to the discussion.
Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
I trust google more than I trust X or Meta in this space.
I trust google about as much as I trust Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, or Apple.

And on a scale of 1 - 10, that trust is a 5.  I believe they intend to do no harm, but they are a company and will put profit first. 

The simple answer is we cannot allow them to operate unregulated.

CTO in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
Trust Google the least on ethical AI. They’re the one company in this space with a documented track record of firing their own AI ethicists. I say track record because it wasn’t a single occurrence.

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