High-ranking researcher resigns from Google AI team

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Google on Tuesday confirmed a leader of its artificial intelligence team has resigned in a departure that comes after the controversial firing of two colleagues.

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What you need to know:

  • Google in February fired Mitchell, a lead researcher, following controversy last year over the tech giant's dismissal of Gebru, an outspoken diversity advocate.
  • Bengio expressed solidarity with Gebru in a message shared on Facebook that remained up on Tuesday.
  • "I have always been and will remain a strong supporter of her scientific work to make sure that AI becomes a positive force for the minoritized, as well as her generosity and tireless actions to lift the voices of the silenced ones," Bengio said of Gebru in the post.

Google on Tuesday confirmed a leader of its artificial intelligence team has resigned in a departure that comes after the controversial firing of two colleagues.

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