Timnit Gebru

5 Posts

Illustration of Thumbzilla destroying a city and shooting lightning from its mouth (T-Rex with Facebook thumbs up)
Timnit Gebru

Don’t Be Evil: What if AI Enables Corporations to Become Truly Evil?

Tech companies generally try to be (or to appear to be) socially responsible. Would some rather let AI’s negative impacts slide?
2 min read
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Timnit Gebru

Bias By the Book

Researchers found serious flaws in an influential language dataset, highlighting the need for better documentation of data used in machine learning.
1 min read
Margaret Mitchell, Marian Croak and Timnit Gebru pictured
Timnit Gebru

Google Overhauls Ethical AI Team

Having dismissed two key researchers, Google restructured its efforts in AI ethics. Marian Croak, an accomplished software engineer and vice president of engineering at Google, will lead a new center of expertise in responsible AI, the company announced.
2 min read
Tree farm dataset
Timnit Gebru

Representing the Underrepresented

Some of deep learning’s bedrock datasets came under scrutiny as researchers combed them for built-in biases. Researchers found that popular datasets impart biases against socially marginalized groups to trained models due to the ways the datasets were compiled, labeled, and used.
2 min read
Examples of high-resolution versions of low-resolution images.
Timnit Gebru

Image Resolution in Black and White

A new model designed to sharpen images tends to turn some dark faces white, igniting fresh furor over bias in machine learning. Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration (Pulse) generates high-resolution versions of low-resolution images.
2 min read

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