Google has fired another AI ethics leader

In a declaration, Google declared Mitchell broke its code of conduct and security policies, “that included the exfiltration of confidential business-sensitive files and private information of other workers.” Mitchell had actually revealed her concern about Gebrus firing openly, saying it developed a “domino effect of injury.”
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In December, Google pushed out AI ethics scientist Timnit Gebru, stimulating an action from the group calling for her to be reinstated at a higher level. Rather of doing that, Google announced Dr. Marian Croak as the leader of “responsible AI research study,” and, according to a report by Axios, told employees on Thursday it would change policies around diversity and research. It followed those relocations by shooting Gebrus former co-lead, AI ethics scientist Margaret Mitchell, who had actually reported her accounts remained suspended for weeks while the company investigated her.