Google sacks second ethical AI researcher amid censorship storm

The Telegraph | Feb 20, 2021 at 3:27 AM
  • Google has fired one of the chiefs of its ethical artificial intelligence (AI) unit, escalating employee tensions after the highly criticised handling of the departure of Timnit Gebru, another researcher on the same team.
  • Margaret Mitchell announced that she had been sacked on Twitter on Friday, a month after claiming she had been locked out of her corporate account after voicing condemnation of Google for letting Dr Gebru go.
  • Google’s ethics in AI research department has been a source of controversy after Dr Gebru, one of the few black AI researchers in Silicon Valley, was dismissed from the company in December.