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MIT Technology Review comments on the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google… #Cyberculture roundup…

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2020 at 09:23

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We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says.

MIT Technology Review by Karen Hao /

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On the evening of Wednesday, December 2, Timnit Gebru, the co-lead of Google’s ethical AI team, announced via Twitter that the company had forced her out.
Gebru, a widely respected leader in AI ethics research, is known for coauthoring a groundbreaking paper that showed facial recognition to be less accurate at identifying women and people of color, which means its use can end up discriminating against them. She also cofounded the Black in AI affinity group, and champions diversity in the tech industry. The team she helped build at Google is one of the most diverse in AI and includes many leading experts in their own right. Peers in the field envied it for producing critical work that often challenged mainstream AI practices.


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Breaking news: The Washington Post reports that the “U.S. government and 48 state attorneys general filed wide-ranging antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant relied on illegal, anti-competitive tactics to buy, bully or kill its rivals and become the most powerful social networking site in the world.” —

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