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Black and Queer AI Groups Say They’ll Spurn Google Funding – WIRED

The move is the latest fallout following the departures of the heads of the company’s ethical AI research team and a recruiter.

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Three groups focused on increasing diversity in artificial intelligence say they will no longer take funding from Google. In a joint statement released Monday, Black in AI, Queer in AI, and Widening NLP said they acted to protest Googles treatment of its former ethical AI team leaders Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, as well as former recruiter April Christina Curley, a Black queer woman.
The potential for AI technologies to cause particular harm to members of our communities weighs heavily on…

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