Internal strife escalates, Google is really in trouble! From 1400 employees to AI circle leaders coming to the platform, to CEO Pichai personally apologizing, the dismissal storm caused by the famous AI ethicist timnit gebru continues to ferment. Yesterday, Google’s internal staff revolted again and jointly wrote a letter to senior executives asking: < / P > < p > the letter also stressed that the company must carry out structural reform to ensure that Google’s AI ethics research work can continue; they will no longer write to Google’s vice president Megan Kacholia reports because he has lost his trust; publicly promises academic integrity and conducts ethnic literacy training for management. < p > < p > recently, Google is in deep water. In addition to the fury of dismissal that has been raging for more than half a month, Google has also been sued by American trade unions and the most severe antitrust investigation in history. < / P > < p > gebru sends an email to Jeff Dean, head of AI department, asking for reasons and asking Jeff dean to provide a list of reviewers, otherwise she will leave Google. This email mentioned by gebru said that his paper had not been approved, because it involved negative information about Google’s research on AI ethics. It includes Google’s unfair treatment of black women and the neglect of AI ethics. < / P > < p > Google has fired about 14% of its female employees in the past year. And while firing 14% of women, Google has added 39% more people who are not competent enough. < / P > < p > but then Jeff Dean said in a public statement that gebru had left on her own initiative and that we only respected her own opinions and published gebru’s initial email. < p > < p > 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 > with the gradual intensification of the double hair contradiction, Google’s internal employees, AI technology tycoons, and more netizens have joined the storm. For example, sAMY bengio, the Google boss of gebru and a well-known AI scientist, has publicly voiced his support for gebru. < / P > < p > Google walkout for real change, which is co founded by Google’s current and former employees, has also launched a signature campaign on its blog to show its support for timnit gebru. In addition, 2278 Google employees have joined the protest and petition campaign. < / P > < p > at the same time, with gebru’s call for help gradually rising, the social network’s condemnation of Jeff Dean and Google also came. < p > < p > on December 7, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a statement. In an internal email to all employees, he promised to conduct a detailed investigation into the dismissal and apologized to Dr. gebru. He said, < / P > < p > I clearly heard people’s reaction to Dr. gebru’s Resignation: this incident has caused people to doubt their status in Google. < / P > < p > in fact, besides gebru, a well-known scholar in the field of AI ethics, is one of the important reasons why this issue is so popular in social media, As a black woman. Racism and feminism have always been a sensitive topic for Americans. < / P > < p > and Google just touched this point, and according to data provided by AI now Institute in 2016, 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 > gebru published an article saying that he was not satisfied with the response. ‘I don’t see plans for accountability,’ she said, adding that the statement did not give any explanation.
, Jack Clark Jack chief executive, also said: “I don’t normally make complaints about such things, but this response to OpenAI is really bad, and he doesn’t solve any problems.” < / P > < p > Pichai did not respond to this, and until now, he has not made any public statements about the progress of the investigation into the dismissal of gebru. < / P > < p > so, if Pichai doesn’t respond positively and give a clear solution, Google employees won’t stop. In addition, in the uprising letter, they strongly demanded two things: one is to reinstate gebru, the other is to ask Jeff dean to apologize to him. It seems that the former can be solved through negotiation, but the latter is not so easy. < / P > < p > first, on the day of the dismissal scandal, Google received a lawsuit from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accusing it of violating a number of labor laws during workers’ radical activities. < / P > < p > at the same time, the company has implemented a ban on workers’ access to each other’s calendars without “commercial purposes.”. It is understood that the lawsuit will hold a hearing on April 12, next year. In addition, Google is also under antitrust investigation. Last month, the U.S. Department of justice and 10 states, including Texas, formally filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing it of illegally maintaining a monopoly position in the search and search advertising market through anti competitive and exclusive behavior. This antitrust investigation is the most severe in history. In addition to Google, apple, Facebook, Amazon (GAFA) and other technology giants are all listed. Epic Games accused Google of monopolizing the latter, which may have a better chance than apple