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Senior researcher resigns from Google artificial intelligence team



Google fired its lead researcher, Mitchell, in February after controversy over the dismissal of outspoken diversity advocate Gebru by the tech giant last year.

Bengio expressed his solidarity with Gebru in a message that was still shared on Facebook on Tuesday.

Bengio said of Gebru: "I have always and will continue to firmly support her scientific work to ensure that AI becomes a positive force for ethnic minorities, and her generosity and unremitting actions to arouse the voice of the silent." In the article.

According to a Google statement to Axios earlier this year, Mitchell had downloaded and shared company documents, which the report said was to prove discrimination against Gebru, who was fired last year.

In December last year, more than 1

,400 Google employees asked the company to explain why Gebru was fired.

"It's sad to see this kind of situation arise in a research organization who is doing the right thing for a director," Gebru said of Bengio on Twitter.

Mitchell used Twitter to thank Bengio for supporting her and Gebru and for providing them with an inclusive environment.

Mitchell said in a tweet: "But once you'see' sexism and racism, staying in organizations that support it becomes untenable," she expects her former team at Google The member will resign.

"In addition to Google, there is a strong interest in responsible/ethical AI, so the people we work with have many options."

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