Google’s in trouble. Timnit gebru, CO head of technology for Google’s ethical AI team, tweeted yesterday that he was suddenly dismissed by Jeff Dean, the head of Google’s AI team, and his company’s account had been cut off. At the same time, she said the reason for her dismissal was that she sent an email to her colleagues at Google brain about AI ethics, criticizing Google’s irresponsible diversity, fairness and inclusiveness of AI operations. < / P > < p > among them is a “Google walkout for real change” organization co founded by current and former employees of Google, who have launched a signature campaign on their blogs to show their support for timnit gebru: < / P > < p > as of today, more than 1200 Google employees and more than 1500 academics have signed a petition demanding the reinstatement of gebru. < p > < p > timnit gebru is one of the top artificial intelligence researchers in Google. He is committed to solving the bias problems existing in artificial intelligence algorithms, and is also engaged in the field of data mining. < / P > < p > is also a well-known advocate of technological diversity and co founded a community of black researchers called “black in AI”. She has been outspoken in her criticism of the way technology companies treat black workers. < / P > < p > according to the email details of gebru and Dean revealed on reddit, the cause of the incident was that gebru wanted to publish a paper, but it was rejected and withdrawn by Google. Gebru failed to communicate and accused Google of disrespect for the human rights of marginal groups. In writing their papers, they found a disappointing phenomenon: Google has laid off about 14% of its female employees in the past year. Gebru further learned that while firing 14% of women, sAMY recruited 39% more employees who were not competent enough. At the same time, in a recent survey of black people, gebru also found that the group was filled with anger, but they could only keep silent as usual. < p > < p > at the end of the email, gebru called on women within Google to hold the leadership accountable and to think about how to exert external pressure on them, such as writing to organizations such as progressive Black Caucus. < / P > < p > the reason for the disqualification is that this paper ignores too many related studies, for example, this paper discusses the impact of large models on the environment, but ignores the better performance of large models shown by other studies. This paper raises concerns about the bias of language model, but does not consider the recent research on reducing environmental burden. < / P > < p > in the email, Jeff Dean also said that they did not insist on dismissing gebru, they just respected her decision. < / P > < p > Jeff Dean mentioned that after commenting on gebru’s paper, gebru also replied to an email asking me to submit some information, including the review content of the paper, the identity of everyone, and other exact feedback. ‘if I don’t meet her requirements, she’ll leave Google and stop working on it,’ gebru said. We accept and respect her decision. < / P > < p > a 2016 AI now Institute report found that 10% of Google AI researchers are women. According to Google’s 2020 diversification report, about a third of its employees are women, while 3.7% are African Americans, 5.9% are Latinos and 0.8% are American Indians. < p > < p > under the influence of many factors above, it seems that the gourd eaters no longer care about who is right or wrong in this matter. Instead, they focus on the more serious issues of human rights and racism. < / P > < p > among them is a “Google walkout for real change” organization co founded by current and former Google employees, who have launched a signature campaign on blogs to show their support for timnit gebru. < / P > < p > asked Jeff Dean and Megan kacholia and others involved in the review of the paper to explain why they refused to publish the paper; < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that since 2018, the organization has carried out many large-scale protests within Google, and has won many victories, including forcing Google to abandon the Chinese version of its search engine, namely “Dragonfly” “Plan”; dissatisfied with the result of the handling of Andro’s father’s sexual harassment, and a general strike. In addition, on Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board accused Google of monitoring its employees, preventing them from sharing their dissatisfaction with their work and retaliating against them. The issue has also drawn the attention of the organization. The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19

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