Google Fires Engineer Who Claimed Its AI Achieved Sentience

Google has fired Blake Lemoine, a software engineer who made headlines for claiming the company’s AI had achieved sentience.

A Google Engineer Claimed Its AI Is Sentient; Google Placed Him on Leave

Google’s problems with its AI team continue, with an engineer in the Responsible AI division claiming the company’s AI is now sentient and Google placing him on leave for how he handled it.

Google Fires Another AI Researcher Over Academic Integrity

Google is at it again, firing another top AI researcher for writing a paper that disagreed with the company’s position.

Google Fires Black Woman It Hired to Increase Black Recruitment

Google has done it again, firing another high-profile Black woman — only this time the very woman it hired to increase Black recruitment.

Gender Bias Lawsuit Against Google Gains Class-Action Status

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.

Apple Snaps Up Google AI Scientist Who Resigned Over Handling of AI Team

Apple has scored a big win, hiring Samy Bengio after he resigned from Google following the firing of Google’s AI ethics team leaders.

Google Has a Credibility Problem As Researchers Shun Its Funding

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.

Prominent AI Ethics Conference Suspends Google’s Sponsorship

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 Fires Second AI Ethics Lead

Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, just a couple of months after its controversial firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru.

Nothing to See Here: Google Glosses Over AI Troubles With New Lead

Google has appointed a new head of its responsible AI research in the wake of the high-profile firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru and action against Margaret Mitchell.

Google Moving Against Second AI Ethics Researcher

Still mired in controversy over its firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru, Google appears to be repeating history with Margaret Mitchell, its Ethics AI lead.