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Google Engineers Resign over Firing of AI Ethics Researcher

A Google engineering director and a software developer have reportedly resigned from the company over the dismissal of AI research Timnit Gebru, who was fired from the company after refusing to retract an academic paper critical of the company’s AI technology. The director, who worked for Google for 16 years, said: “We cannot say we believe in diversity, and then ignore the conspicuous absence of many voices from within our walls.”

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