Questions have been raised over the selection of former Cambridge Analytica CDO, Dr. Alex Tayler, as a speaker at the upcoming AI for Good conference in Geneva Switzerland. The conference is later this May.

The core of the controversy is Tayler’s association with Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm accused of illegally and unethically collecting and using personal data of millions of people.

One prominent critic of Dr. Tayler’s role at the conference is David Carroll, a US professor who has been a vocal critic of Cambridge Analytica’s data collection practices.

AI for Good is a public charity backed by the United Nations (UN) which hosts dialogues on the beneficial use of Artificial Intelligence.

David Carroll, an associate professor at the Parsons School of Design, led the legal fight against Cambridge Analytica that revealed that it had illegally collected personal data of at least 50 million people.