Hundreds of Google workers condemn firing of AI scientist Timnit Gebru

More than 1,000 researchers also sign letter after Black expert on ethics says Google tried to suppress her research on bias

Hundreds of Google employees and more than 1,000 academic researchers are speaking out in protest after a prominent Black scientist studying the ethics of artificial intelligence said she was fired by Google after the company attempted to suppress her research and she criticized its diversity efforts.

Timnit Gebru, who was the technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical AI team, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that she had been fired after sending an email to an internal group for women and allies working in the company’s AI unit.

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Source: theguardian