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Was This Google Ethicist Fired for Doing Her Job?

24:12 | Dec 15th, 2020

2 recommendations

Recently, one of the world’s leading AI ethics researchers, Timnit Gebru, left Google. Google says she resigned. Timnit says she was fired. In the days since, Timnit’s departure has turned into a publ...Show More


Recommendations

mm recommended:Apr 6th

Been wondering about this situation. You get to hear directly from the woman who was fired. Shows the difficulties of conflicting priorities and cultures of a private co.

I thought this episode was:

🤭 Dramatic
😲 Shocking

mo-to recommended:Apr 4th

The co-founder of Black in AI and one of the world’s leading researchers in AI Ethics, Timnit Gebru, left Google after uncovering the deep fissures within Google’s HR and “diversity and inclusion” practices. Infuriating to listen to, but hopeful for BIPOC and women in tech to break the foundations o...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
😲 Shocking
🤯 Unbeliveable
🕵️‍ Well-researched
📝 Well-written

mmApr 6th

@mo-to Was good to hear from her directly at length vs trying to decipher what happens from the tweets.

sms011Apr 6th

@mm @mo-to Agreed. And, wow. Just wow.

mo-toApr 7th

@mm totally! It’s a much deeper understanding and leaves little room to be misinterpreted (in good way)!

mo-toApr 7th

@sms011 I was mad every second! 🥲

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