Google fired another woman working in the ethics of AI... because she was looking into why they fired the woman before her who was working in the ethics of AI.
@CyberpunkLibrarian maybe they have found the basilisk?
@thegibson WAIT! You're using math and computer science to do things with email? That's *our* evil schtick! You're fired!
In other news, EvilCorp did Evil deeds. And now, soccer.
This is a brutally biased article. I'm no friend of Google but it is borderline fake news for failing to even mention this:
"Google said in a statement Mitchell violated the company's code of conduct and security policies by moving electronic files outside the company."
@jonw Possibly, yeah. Then again, Google has said plenty about the people they've let go that seem to serve little purpose than hand-waving away the criticism. They walked back and semi-apoligized for how they handled Gebru's firing, so honestly, I don't believe much of anything they say.
According to a Wired article the bit about moving electronic files outside the company was tied to her script that was searching her email.
@CyberpunkLibrarian @email@example.com Big Tech is like Big Societies in cyberpunk culture, more powerful than even states.
I feel angry to learn that but not surprised.
@CyberpunkLibrarian I still use it, but DuckDuckGo is a meta search engine. It uses bing in the background.
They can fire every one of them, but they can't fire them all. It's a stain that won't wash out.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.