A firing roils Google

Why the departure of Timnit Gebru matters

Earlier today, thanks to your tips, Platformer was the first outlet to publish two emails in a case that has captivated Silicon Valley: the acrimonious departure from Google of a star ethicist in the field of artificial intelligence, Timnit Gebru. Gebru ignited a firestorm on Wednesday night when she tweeted that she had been fired after a conflict with…

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