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Google staff accuse company of ‘racism and censorship’ in dispute over ethics researcher Timnit Gebru – ABC News

More than 1,200 Google employees have signed an open letter in support of an ousted Ethiopian-born artificial intelligence scholar who pioneered research in racial…

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More than 1,200 Google employees have signed an open letter in support of an ousted Ethiopian-born artificial intelligence scholar who pioneered research in racial bias in facial recognition technology.
Key points:

  • Dr Gebru is known for her work identifying racial bias in facial recognition software
  • She was reportedly ousted for authoring a research paper that criticised Google technology
  • Observers say this has again raised questions over big tech’s commitment to diversity and ethics

On Wednesday,…

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