Unionization of AI ethics researchers and stronger whistleblower protections are being discussed two weeks after Google fired Timnit Gebru.
Attendees of the Resistance AI workshop at NeurIPS say that by funding research, Big Tech is following the same playbook as Big Tobacco.
A Silicon Valley lobby enrolled elite academia to avoid legal restrictions on artificial intelligence.
Google employees and industry people, alike, have signed a petition asking Google to explain its process with renown terminated AI researcher.
Timnit Gebru says she was pushed out of the company; now some are worried it will have a chilling effect on academics in tech.
<p>When Google hired Timnit Gebru last year, it was seen by many in the artificial-intelligence field as a significant vote in favor of ethical AI research, and a welcome sign of an ...
The independent council was meant to help Google’s public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.
Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker staked their careers on organizing the Google walkout in November 2018. Here's why it was a risk they felt they had to take.
Gebru says Google fired her over the paper; the company says she resigned
Sundar Pichai promised to look into the case of Timnit Gebru, a co-lead on Google's ethical AI team, who says she was fired following her involvement with a paper on the risks of natural ...
Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email that management deemed “inconsistent with the expectations of a ...
Gebru shared the news on Twitter on the same day Google was accused of violating U.S. labor law by the National Labor Relations Board.
When we first thought up the MAIEI Summer Research Internship, we thought of keeping things small so we could dip our toes in the water before diving in. In retrospect, we thought too small.