Why Google fired an AI researcher
Timnit Gebru, a researcher at Google’s top AI researchers in the United States in the field of AI (artificial intelligence), claims that Google fired her in the United States.
The researcher leads Google’s ethical AI team and revealed that her managers were upset about an email she wrote for her colleagues.
The email – sent to Brain Women and Allies – revealed that Google executives were trying to get the AI researcher to remove a research article.
The text was originally published in its entirety in the Platformer. “A week before you go on vacation, you see a meeting that appears on your calendar at 4:30 pm,” he said in an email.
“Then the manager of the manager will let you know in that conversation that it has been decided that you should cancel this work until next week. You cannot have a conversation about this as you are not someone whose humanity (apart from the experience valued by journalists, governments, researchers, civil society organizations, etc.) is valued in this company ”.
After the email was published, the AI researcher told executives that certain conditions must be met in order to stay in the company.
Otherwise you have to work on a transition plan. Megan Kacholia, vice president of engineering at Google Research, said she did not meet the conditions and accepted his resignation from the US company, OneZero said.
“It appears my manager’s manager has sent an email to my manager accepting my resignation. I had not resigned from Google, I would have liked to have some conditions first and I have indicated that I would answer if I come back from vacation. But I think the manager has decided for me. “