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One of Time’s 100 Most Influential 2022: Dr. Timnit: #TigrayGenocide Affects All Regions Around The World

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 2, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 😇 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

😢😢😢500,000 Christians in Tigray Massacred or Starved to death, in just a year! 😠😠😠

💭 Dr. Timnit Gebru was the keynote speaker at the UC Berkeley School of Information May 2022 Commencement on May 16, 2022 – and at the Center for African Studies.

💭 The computer scientist #Timnit Gebru is included in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year.

It takes courage to speak truth to the most powerful technology companies in the world. Timnit Gebru is a truth teller.

Gebru was the most senior Black woman to lead a team of AI ethicists at Google, hired to find issues and improve the technology. She was ultimately fired after co-authoring a paper that did just that; it exposed racial discrimination and environmental harm in large-scale artificial intelligence systems at the company. Her ousting sparked protests by scholars and Google employees around the world.

Gebru is one of the world’s leading researchers helping us understand the limits of artificial intelligence in products like facial-recognition software, which fails to recognize women of color, especially Black women. Her work shines a light on racial disparities in the tech industry, from worker mistreatment to discriminatory product design.

She now leads the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) and is a fierce voice of clarity about both the limits and the possibilities of AI, warning us about what can go wrong when power goes unchecked in the tech industry. She offers us hope for justice-oriented technology design, which we need now more than ever.

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