1,500 Google employees demand answer over researcher's alleged firing
More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a petition over the departure of prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru, which took place earlier this week.
Gebru announced on Wednesday that she had been dismissed from Google over disputes regarding a research paper, as well as an email she sent to one of Google's research groups which criticized the company's treatment of minority workers.
Her ousting had led to an outpouring of support both inside and outside the company. Many of those supporters have now signed a petition set up by Google Walkout for Real Change, an action group that began in 2018 to organize a companywide walkout over Google's handling of sexual harassment allegations.