Apple snaps up ex-Google AI leader who quit in the wake of Timnit Gebru's firing

Published May 04 2021 at 12:23 PM GMT
  • Apple has hired former Google AI scientist Samy Bengio, who resigned from the Big G following the controversial firing of ethics researcher Timnit Gebru.
  • Bengio will lead a new AI research unit and report to fellow ex-Googler John Giannandrea, Reuters reports.
  • In his role at Google, Bengio oversaw hundreds of workers and was a strong supporter of Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, who co-led the ethical AI teams before their terminations.
  • Gebru was fired in December'after a fallout with management over a research paper she co-authored on the risks of large-scale language models, which are used in many Google products.
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  • Published May 4, 2021 12:23 PM GMT