“Stop writing your documents because it doesn’t make a difference”: Timnit Gebru’s final message to her peers
From the Substack newsletter Platformer by Casey Newton, The withering email that got an ethical AI researcher fired at Google. The researcher is Timnit Gebru and the email shows the frustration of someone who feels all the EDI work that they have to do over and above their research is for naught.
It is worth noting that the Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, has apologized for the handling of the case after pushback from Google workers.
Another CNET story reports that Google scientists reportedly told to make AI look more ‘positive’ in research papers.
One wonders if there are any positive stories of companies listening to and respecting their AI ethics researchers.