Google has been dealt a major setback, as a judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit over alleged gender bias and pay discrimination.
In the wake of Google’s high-profile missteps with its ethical AI team, the company has suffered a loss of credibility as researchers decline its funding.
The fallout over Google’s handling of its AI ethics research team continues as the ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) has suspended the company’s sponsorship.
Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, just a couple of months after its controversial firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru.
Google continues to face backlash from its firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru, with two engineers citing the company’s actions as the reason for their leaving.