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Timnit Gebru currently works on Google’s Ethical AI team. Her past work has focused specifically on proving and understanding algorithmic bias. To get a better idea of Timing Gebru’s perspective on AI, check out this interview summary post from 5 Takeaways About the State of Artificial Intelligence – from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

You can follow Timnit Gebru on Twitter here.

“The overall state (of diversity in tech) is not very good. It’s just not. Rachel Thomas is someone I really admire because she writes so clearly about some of these topics. One thing she wrote was how diversity branding hurts diversity. A lot of corporations and institutes talk so much about diversity, and so you’d think that there’s a lot going on, but that hurts actual diversity because it creates a backlash. I don’t like so much of the talk about diversity and I don’t know if it’s getting better. But one positive thing I can talk about is that I started a group called Black in AI with my cofounder, Rediet Abebe. We’ve poured our heart and soul into it.”

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