Apologized to employees for dismissing timnit gebru, a prominent artificial intelligence researcher, and said he would investigate the incident. “I heard people’s reaction to Dr. gbroo’s departure,” he said in the memo. This incident sowed the seeds of distrust, and some employees began to worry about their positions at Google. ” “I would like to say that I am very sorry for this, and I will take responsibility for restoring your trust.” < p > < p > the statement comes a week after personality bloom, a prominent artificial intelligence researcher and co technical director of Google’s ethical artificial intelligence team, tweeted that Google had dismissed her because of differences between the two sides over a research paper examining the bias in artificial intelligence. Gerbrough has spoken bluntly about the company’s attitude towards black employees. She said the way Google treats her has become commonplace within Google. Her dismissal triggered a wave of support across the industry, with thousands of Google employees and industry peers signing a petition. < / P > < p > the incident covers four topics that have been hotly debated at the company in recent years: Ethics in the use of artificial intelligence, fair treatment of women, race issues, and transparency within the company. Since Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin left the company a year ago, the incident will be a big test of how Mr. pichie copes with employee unrest. In an email on Wednesday, Mr. picchay said the company first needed to “assess Dr. gbroo’s departure, to see what we could improve and lead to a more respectful process.”. “We need to take responsibility for the unfortunate departure of an outstanding black woman leader,” said Mr. picchay He added, “her departure has had a ripple effect in some of the company’s less representative communities. From Dr. gbroo’s departure, they remembered some of the things they had experienced. ” < / P > < p > before he was fired, gerbrough sent an email. In the email, she pointed out that black employees at the company felt their concerns were not being taken seriously. < p > < p > this summer, Mr. picchay promised to address the concerns of black employees. He added that the company would allocate $175 million to support black affairs and promised to increase the representation of “under represented” groups in leadership by 30% by 2025. Executives, including Jeff Dean, head of artificial intelligence, have also publicly promised to fight against discriminatory treatment. Google has declined to comment on the memo. Gerbrough did not respond to a request for comment, but tweeted that “don’t portray me as an ‘angry black woman’…” You need to be responsible for the harassment and discrimination against people like me. ” < / P > < p > one of the things I’m most proud of this year is how the entire company’s employees work together to fulfill our commitment to racial equality. This is a hard and important task, and we are firmly committed to it and we will do better. We still have a lot to learn and improve. One of the most important aspects is to learn from our experience, for example, from the departure of Dr. timnit gerbrough. < / P > < p > I heard people’s reaction to Dr. gbroo’s departure. This sows the seeds of distrust and makes some of our employees worry about their positions at Google. I would like to say that I am very sorry for this and I am willing to take up the responsibility of trying to restore your trust. < / P > < p > first of all, we need to assess the situation that led to Dr. gerbrugh’s departure, examine what we can do to improve, and lead to a more respectful process. We will investigate what’s going on to identify areas where we can improve – think about everything from downgrade strategies to new processes that can be implemented. The best thing about Google culture is that we really want to know what’s wrong and how we can improve. < / P > < p > secondly, we need to take responsibility for the unfortunate departure of an outstanding black female leader. Her departure has had a ripple effect in some of the company’s less representative communities. From Dr. gbroo’s departure, they remembered some of the things they had experienced. Dr. gerbrough is an expert on the ethics of artificial intelligence, and we deeply feel that we must continue to make progress in this area – depending on our ability to ask challenging questions. < / P > < p > for those black, female and underrepresented Google employees, I hope you can all feel the company’s attention to you. You are indeed part of the Google family – which is very important to us. The burden of pushing us to do better should not fall on your shoulders. Earlier this year, we opened a dialogue when we announced a wide range of racial equality commitments and re examined our rules and regulations, from recruitment, deployment to promotion and retention, and clarified leadership responsibilities in all these steps. What happened last week is a painful reminder that companies still need to make progress in these areas. < / P > < p > that’s a top priority for me and Google’s leadership, and I’d like to recommit that as we approach 2021, we’ll transform the strength we’ve shown so far this year into real change. [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States