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Google Researcher Fired For Paper on AI Bias

Timnit Gebru, a well-respected Google researcher, one of the few Black women in her field,  said she was fired by the company after criticizing its approach to minority hiring and the biases built into today’s artificial intelligence systems.

Her departure from Google highlights growing tension between Google’s outspoken work force and its buttoned-up senior management, while raising concerns over the company’s efforts to build fair and reliable technology. It may also have a chilling effect on both Black tech workers and researchers who have left academia in recent years for high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley.

Source: Google Researcher Timnit Gebru Says She Was Fired For Paper on AI Bias – The New York Times