Standing with Dr. Timnit Gebru — #ISupportTimnit #BelieveBlackWomen

Dr. Timnit Gebru, wearing a black turtle neck and looking off to the side.
  1. We demand that Jeff Dean (Google Senior Fellow and Senior Vice-President of Research), Megan Kacholia (Vice-President of Engineering for the Google Brain organization), and those who were involved with the decision to censor Dr. Gebru’s paper meet with the Ethical AI team to explain the process by which the paper was unilaterally rejected by leadership.
  2. We demand transparency to the broader public, including Google users and our colleagues in the academic community, about Google leadership’s decision to order Dr. Gebru and her colleagues to withdraw their research on large-scale language models. This has become a matter of public concern, and there needs to be public accountability to ensure any trust in Google Research going forward.
  3. We demand that Google Research make an unequivocal commitment to research integrity and academic freedom, drastically strengthening the commitments made in Google’s Research Philosophy, and commit to supporting research that furthers the goals of Google’s AI Principles by providing clear guidelines on how research will be reviewed and how research integrity will be respected.
  1. Email from your institutional email address (preferred) with the subject line “support”
  2. Include your name and affiliation, as you’d like it to appear on the list of signatories.



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Google Walkout For Real Change

Google Walkout For Real Change

#GoogleWalkout 11/1 11:10am to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace that doesn’t work for everyone. Views ≠ Google.