Human Capital: Dr. Timnit Gebru says Google’s memo was ‘dehumanizing’

Human Capital: Dr. Timnit Gebru says Google’s memo was ‘dehumanizing’
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Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. This week, Twitter dropped its latest diversity report and Tesla released its first one ever. Meanwhile, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the way things went down with Dr. Timnit Gebru, a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence ethics.

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