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Google fires prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru

Google fires prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru

Timnit Gebru, a well-known AI researcher at Google, tweeted Wednesday that the company abruptly fired her. Gebru is a well-known advocate for diversity in technology. She claims she was forced out following a dispute over a research paper and an email she sent to peers expressing frustration over how the tech giant treats employees of color and women.

István Károly Farkas
István Károly Farkas 1 months

From her boss"[...] Timnit responded with an email requiring that a number of conditions be met in order for her to continue working at Google, including revealing the identities of every person who Megan and I had spoken to and consulted as part of the review of the paper and the exact feedback. Timnit wrote that if we didn’t meet these demands, she would leave Google and work on an end date. We accept and respect her decision to resign from Google. [...] I wouldn't call this fired necessarily.

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 1 months

Read the book ”The Circle” for a cynical but perhaps no too fanciful look at Google and other Silicon Valley companies. We should be very wary of companies with this much power and influence.

Talon One
Talon One 1 months

Reminds me of the case of James Damore. Google has been dogmatic for some time now.

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