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Colleagues back Google expert ‘fired over email’

Google employees have rallied behind an Ethiopian-born AI expert who they allege was subjected to “racism, gaslighting, censorship” and “a retaliatory firing” by management. Ms Timnit was one of the authors of a 2018 paper which concluded that AI facial recognition has difficulty identifying dark-skinned women – because the original datasets are mostly based on white men.