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Google CEO slammed by AI ethics researcher for blaming public feud on transparency

29/01/2021

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has credited the company’s transparency for the backlash over the firing of Timnit Gebru, earning a withering rebuke from the AI ethicist. Gebru’s controversial exit sparked an outcry about diversity and ethics at the company that shows no signs of abating. The influential computer...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has credited the company’s transparency for the backlash over the firing of Timnit Gebru, earning a withering rebuke from the AI ethicist. Gebru’s controversial exit sparked an outcry about diversity and ethics at the company that shows no signs of abating. The influential computer scientist lost her job in December after a dispute over a research paper she co-authored. Pichai had tried to quell the outrage by apologizing for her departure causing staff “to question their place at Google.” [Read: How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland] On Thursday at the World Economic Forum’s annual… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google Google CEO Sundar Pichai has credited the company’s transparency for the backlash over the firing of Timnit Gebru, earning a withering rebuke from the AI ethicist. Gebru’s controversial exit sparked an outcry about diversity and ethics at the company that shows no signs of abating. The influential computer scientist lost her job in December after a dispute over a research paper she co-authored. Pichai had tried to quell the outrage by apologizing for her departure causing staff “to question their place at Google.” [Read: How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland] On Thursday at the World Economic Forum’s annual… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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