Jeff Dean, head of Google’s AI unit, told staff in an email reviewed by Reuters that Gebru had threatened to resign unless she was told which colleagues deemed a draft paper she wrote was unpublishable, a demand Dean rejected. Photo: EPA-EFE
Jeff Dean, head of Google’s AI unit, told staff in an email reviewed by Reuters that Gebru had threatened to resign unless she was told which colleagues deemed a draft paper she wrote was unpublishable, a demand Dean rejected. Photo: EPA-EFE

Top AI ethics researcher says Google fired her over critical e-mail to colleagues; company denies it

  • Timnit Gebru said in a series of Twitter posts that Google cut her off from its systems without warning or conversation with her about her concerns
  • Google says Timnit Gebru had threatened to resign unless she was told which colleagues deemed a draft paper she wrote was unpublishable

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
Jeff Dean, head of Google’s AI unit, told staff in an email reviewed by Reuters that Gebru had threatened to resign unless she was told which colleagues deemed a draft paper she wrote was unpublishable, a demand Dean rejected. Photo: EPA-EFE
Jeff Dean, head of Google’s AI unit, told staff in an email reviewed by Reuters that Gebru had threatened to resign unless she was told which colleagues deemed a draft paper she wrote was unpublishable, a demand Dean rejected. Photo: EPA-EFE
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