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Google Under Fire Following Termination of AI Researcher Timnit Gebru

The search engine company finds itself facing heavy criticism after it was revealed the company's AI ethics lead Timnit Gebru was fired. Well-respected in her field and one of the few Black women leaders in the industry, she claims she was terminated because of an email she sent out. Employees have condemned the action, renewing criticism about Google's workplace culture. Chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced an investigation into her exit.

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    Google’s workplace culture is yet again embroiled in controversy. AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru — a well-respected pioneer in her field and one of the few Black women leaders in the industry — said on December 2 that Google fired her after blocking the publication of her research around bias in …

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