Former employee slams Google CEO’s transparency claims

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Last month there was fairly an uproar over Google reportedly firing an employee. Timnit Gebru, who labored as AI ethics researcher was requested to depart after a dispute over a analysis paper she had co-authored. The sacking of Gebru led to questions over variety and ethics points at Google. Recently, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was requested concerning the matter on the World Economic Forum and he stated that Google is much more clear than different firms. “We are a lot more transparent than most other companies, and so you do see us in the middle of these issues,” he stated. Pichai stated that “we need to get better as a company, we are committed to doing so, but I look at the state of how we approach this and I am confident about the effort we are putting into it and our commitment to do better here over time.”
Pichai’s remarks haven’t gone down nicely with Gebru, who in a collection of tweets hit out on the Google CEO. At Davos @sundarpichai will get a query about me & he talks about how Google is a pacesetter in AI ethics & how they “allow debate.” You are a pacesetter in gaslighting…” she stated in a tweet.

She further accused of being harassed at Google. “They lied, gaslit, subjected me to harassment, stalking, attacks online against me & team with close to ZERO Black ppl in this space at Google where ones who were there left one by one…[sic.]” she noted in another tweet.
Gebru posted a series of tweets about what all she had to go through and rebuffed Pichai’s claims of “allowing debate.” “But I understand how from your position of privilege you’d consider this “permitting debate”. Those used to treating Black women like trash and basking in their privilege would consider even having to answer this question from a reporter “debate.” These people are unreal, [sic.]” she further tweeted.

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