Google has explicitly fired Margaret Mitchell, the founder and co-lead of its Ethical AI team.
It comes weeks after Out of his work accounts More than an investigation into Michelle’s antics about the controversial shootings of her fellow co-head Timneet Gabru.
– MMitchell (@mmitchell_ai) 19 February 2021
According to A Google spokespersonInvestigation into Mitchell’s alleged alleged partnership regarding internal company files:
Our security systems automatically lock an employee’s corporate account when they discover that the account is at risk of being compromised due to credential issues or when an automated rule handling sensitive data has been triggered. In this example, yesterday our system found that one account had experienced thousands of files and shared them with multiple external accounts. We explained it to the first employee today.
The firing of Timneet Gabru shocked the entire AI community. When well-known moralists around the world hired to investigate and oversee the ethical development and deployment of Google’s AI system, it was widely seen as a step to dispel the discontent, the opinion Say what the company wants to hear.
Meg Mitchell, the head of the Ethical AI team, has been fired. He received an email on his personal email. After keeping it out for 5 weeks.
There are many words that I can say right now. I am glad to know that people do not come for any of their bulls.
To VPs on Google, I pity you.
– Timneet Gabru (@timnitGebru) 19 February 2021
Details are still coming, but it appears as if Michelle let go as the result of a Google investigation.
Updated 2:38 PM PST 19 February: Google’s official statement on the matter, per This axis article:
“After reviewing this manager’s conduct, we confirmed that there were several violations of our code of conduct, as well as our security policies, including the exclusion of confidential business-sensitive documents and personal data of other employees.”
Published February 19, 2021 – 22:26 UTC