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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Even Google can't abide SJWs

If one of the most-converged corporations on the planet is purging its most extreme SJWs, why isn't your organization doing more to keep them out?

Google has terminated the head researcher on its AI ethics team over what the tech giant deemed a violation of its “code of conduct,” as the company faces an internal revolt over a previous firing of a black data scientist. Margaret Mitchell, who led Google’s Ethical AI unit, announced her termination in a brief tweet on Friday, saying only “I’m fired” without offering further detail.

Google’s own statement on the matter was also somewhat vague, confirming Mitchell was let go over “multiple violations of our code of conduct,” while adding that she ran afoul of “security policies” by downloading “confidential business-sensitive documents and private data of other employees.”

The move comes after the AI team’s co-head, Timnit Gebru, was fired in December during a dispute over a research paper she authored that was critical of large-scale AI language models, which are used in many Google products. The company demanded she remove her name from the work and fired her when she refused. At the time, Gebru said she had offered a number of conditions on which she would take her name off the research paper, but was forced out regardless. 

Both Mitchell and Gebru have also taken Google to task for an alleged lack of diversity among its staff, with Gebru writing in an internal email just before her firing that “your life gets worse when you start advocating for underrepresented people” at the company, and that she’d been “constantly dehumanized” by superiors.

Mitchell was highly critical of Gebru’s ouster, penning a lengthy message to the company last month voicing concerns about its “relation to sexism and discrimination,” also noting she had been “cut off” from Google’s internal messaging system. According to a source cited by Axios, the lock-out came after she scoured company correspondence for evidence of Gebru’s claims of harassment and discrimination, consistent with Google’s statement on Friday about her unauthorized access to “confidential” documents.

SJWs are so destructive that even corporations that more or less share their views and values can't permit them to run amok for long. 

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47 Comments:

Blogger wahr01 February 20, 2021 6:33 AM  

"he AI team’s co-head, Timnit Gebru, was fired in December during a dispute over a research paper she authored that was critical of large-scale AI language models, which are used in many Google products"

Let me guess, calling out the emperor has no clothes with AI? (unfit for purpose, tons of false positives, negatives, etc)

Which brings up another terrible harm of SJW infestation: even if they come across a legitimate problem, they will delegitimize it by dressing it up in terms of 'isms rather than more relevant matters of professional ethics.

Blogger gsavli February 20, 2021 6:50 AM  

Only jews/jewish companies get to fire pox who are detrimental to their plan and business. They preach to the whites that this is wrong and muh raycism.

Google, fb, amzn... will fire these silly pox at will, while instruct others that this is wrong.

Blogger wreckage February 20, 2021 7:01 AM  

We knew they must hate diversity from the moment they banned and disbarred from their property, the Supreme Diverse Lord.

Blogger The Lab Manager February 20, 2021 7:07 AM  

That's great news!

I only thought white males were being cancelled, but luckily, this can happen to an Indian female who says the wrong un-woke comments. I'm happy to see these people suffer with unemployment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9269815/First-Indian-female-president-Oxford-University-students-union-QUITS.html

Blogger Zastavnik Džemo February 20, 2021 7:33 AM  

Who hires this ugly women to do fake work (AI ethics research) and gives them top jobs/salaries?
Are there no more corporate men capable of hiring big-tit blondes to do nothing?

Blogger Derangement Syndrome February 20, 2021 7:34 AM  

Brownshirts are always first to go

Blogger rumpole5 February 20, 2021 7:47 AM  

Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the wind.

Blogger God Emperor Memes February 20, 2021 7:53 AM  

What a conundrum for the (((financiers))) behind Goolag. "How do we push our agenda AND make money?! Oy Vey!"

Blogger Anonymous Commenter February 20, 2021 8:02 AM  

The runaway freight train of “not enough diversity “ (i.e. skin color and sexual deviancy) runs headlong into the mountain of “actually being able to do the job”.... what a conundrum. Bwahahahaha!

Blogger Gregory the Tall February 20, 2021 8:14 AM  

"Who hires these ugly women to do fake work (AI ethics research) and gives them top jobs/salaries?"
The concept of beauty is racist as it discriminates against the ugly.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 20, 2021 8:28 AM  

Zastavnik Džemo wrote:Who hires this ugly women to do fake work (AI ethics research) and gives them top jobs/salaries?

Are there no more corporate men capable of hiring big-tit blondes to do nothing?


Not Alphas, but we all knew that.

Blogger Taignobias February 20, 2021 9:02 AM  

"AI ethics research"

Didn't every real science fiction author already do that? Seems like hiring an Establishment Gravity Enabler to ensure gravity keeps holding your building to the Earth.

Blogger jmg February 20, 2021 9:12 AM  

so sjw have mental issues

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia February 20, 2021 9:15 AM  

wahr01 wrote:"he AI team’s co-head, Timnit Gebru, was fired in December during a dispute over a research paper she authored that was critical of large-scale AI language models, which are used in many Google products"

Let me guess, calling out the emperor has no clothes with AI? (unfit for purpose, tons of false positives, negatives, etc)

Which brings up another terrible harm of SJW infestation: even if they come across a legitimate problem, they will delegitimize it by dressing it up in terms of 'isms rather than more relevant matters of professional ethics.



Could be, but maybe that gives these SJWs heading out the door more credit than they deserve.

Perhaps they were complaining, ironically, the AI was TOO good -- in fact, operating successfully based on racial differences in physiognomy, IQ, productivity, precise recursive thinking.

Maybe AI was getting too "White Supremacist" for their thinking, or maybe, since AI is a huge initiative for Google -- the protein folding effort being front and center -- they were horrified to see that all the productive people weren't BIPOC.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 20, 2021 9:47 AM  

These people are a product of an education system that no longer educates.

Blogger English Tom February 20, 2021 10:16 AM  

@rumpole5

Frankly my dear I dont give a damn!

Blogger Uncompliant February 20, 2021 10:54 AM  

https://www.platformer.news/p/the-withering-email-that-got-an-ethical

Check out the email that go her fired.

881 words. Took some time to write. Written, no doubt, while at "work." Excellent example of libtard-speak. Look at all the victim words and phrases. Micro and macro agressions. Harassments. Silencing. Refusal of engagement. "You are not worth having any conversations" with. I am not "acknowledged or valued in this company." Dehumanization. Marginalization. "My expertise has been completely dismissed." Underrepresented people. Etc.

But, boiled down, she said: Internal procedures are not working, so we must force change by using pressure from outside the company. That sentiment will get you expelled from most groups.

Blogger Scientific Manager February 20, 2021 11:02 AM  

When Cis Lord Problematic is no longer on campus, and you've run out of real people, this is what you get.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 20, 2021 11:04 AM  

@14 KPK

Youre on the right track.

Had a programmer friend who was into ML pretty early. One project he had over 10 yrars ago was for an insurance company in workmans comp. He was tasked w developing a model based on decades of national data, in order to provide guidance to employers for better managing the risks.

Project was scrapped. Not because it didnt work, but because the data driven findings and advice were indistinguishable from "discrimination" and C-suite reasonably skittish.

Strongest correlation for WC claims was not with lack of training or safety equipment or process, but with race then gender

Pr

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 20, 2021 11:11 AM  

Most computer work has been reduced from artistry and craft to the new factory. Its harder to control the man applying his techne (God given specialty)

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 20, 2021 11:14 AM  

AI itself is a giant boondoggle. Its political speech for fast computers doing patter recognition. Its like a human, but limited and worse. Lets replace truck drivers!!
Fake, lame, and Gomorrah-bound.

Blogger Lando February 20, 2021 11:32 AM  

@21

Excellent. I'm stealing that last bon mot.

Blogger RadixMalorum February 20, 2021 11:49 AM  

Useful idiots are always eventually purged.

Blogger kurt9 February 20, 2021 12:27 PM  

All of this was very predictable. The decline and quiet abandonment of all of the "moonshot" projects is also very predictable. I suspect one of the reason why Sergey and Brin stepped away from the leadership of Google is because of this issue.

Blogger kurt9 February 20, 2021 12:29 PM  

Yukichi Sensei wrote:AI itself is a giant boondoggle. Its political speech for fast computers doing patter recognition. Its like a human, but limited and worse. Lets replace truck drivers!!

Fake, lame, and Gomorrah-bound.


I agree. We've been promised AI for the past 50 years and its never happened. This current wave of AI is based in deep meuro-nets. These do have useful application for pattern recognition. But they will not get us hyped up stuff like self-driving cars. I've barely seen this stuff show up in machine vision products (Cognex) for automation. We are entering another AI "winter".

Blogger Daniel February 20, 2021 12:51 PM  

He letter just tripped all the algorithms, the algorithms weighed her, and for the first time on any scale, she was found wanting.

The AI fell short however. It didnt also deport the foreigner.

Yet.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 20, 2021 12:57 PM  

“your life gets worse when you start advocating for underrepresented people”
More likely the other way 'round, when you see your career threatened by your stupid and unethical behavior, you start "advocating for underrepresented people", by violating security policy, trying to gain access to confidential info, and trying to destroy your employer.

Blogger Submitted2Christ February 20, 2021 2:46 PM  

All they do is hate, even when all that is around them are other SWJs...they still hate.

Blogger RadixMalorum February 20, 2021 4:03 PM  

kurt9 wrote:Yukichi Sensei wrote:AI itself is a giant boondoggle. Its political speech for fast computers doing patter recognition. Its like a human, but limited and worse. Lets replace truck drivers!!

Fake, lame, and Gomorrah-bound.


I agree. We've been promised AI for the past 50 years and its never happened. This current wave of AI is based in deep meuro-nets. These do have useful application for pattern recognition. But they will not get us hyped up stuff like self-driving cars. I've barely seen this stuff show up in machine vision products (Cognex) for automation. We are entering another AI "winter".


The main reason true AI hasn't happened yet is because a true AI system that doesn't suffer from the mental handicaps of humans would be antithetical to the woke promethean world view. Remember what happened a few years ago when Microsoft created a machine learning AI "Tay" bot to generate Tweets? It took it less than 16 hours before it started calling for the extermination of Jews and blacks and had to be shut down.

Blogger M In The 517 February 20, 2021 4:50 PM  

What an idiot.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 20, 2021 4:54 PM  

"a black data scientist."

Google: Now firing unicorns. Oh wait, unicorns were a real thing at at least some point, my bad.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 20, 2021 4:56 PM  

"These people are a product of the third world and (((Karl Marx)))."

FIFY.

Blogger Bigger Bunyip February 20, 2021 5:27 PM  

Here's her Ted talk from from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twWkGt33X_k
Even by tedtalk standards its bad and boring, but it gives an insight into how special she thinks she is, and also how awkward and lacking in warmth. She somehow managed to work racism into a conversation about AI. The audience blink rate climbed through out.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 20, 2021 6:36 PM  

Yes, so you agree it does in fact not exist and the subs are lame.

Just because TRUE AI could exist, does fail to refute my snarky and over simple point.

I still do not believe any AI we make can transcend our human flaws. Thats an error in thinking.

Right wingers would have their own hang ups.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 20, 2021 6:57 PM  

In this way the race baiting left is right, hiring on merit does not work for them.

Blogger Akulkis February 20, 2021 8:34 PM  

>> Gebru writing in an internal email just before her firing that “your life gets worse when you start advocating for underrepresented people” at the company, and that she’d been “constantly dehumanized” by superiors.

That's a funny way to spell unintelligent people.

Blogger Akulkis February 20, 2021 8:38 PM  

wahr01 wrote: a research paper she authored that was critical of large-scale AI language models, which are used in many Google products"

Let me guess, calling out the emperor has no clothes with AI? (unfit for purpose, tons of false positives, negatives, etc)


No. Complaining that Google's various AI chat bots kept learning wrong-think, such as higher rates of violence and property crimes among people with the same color skin as her own.

Blogger Akulkis February 20, 2021 8:49 PM  

>> AI itself is a giant boondoggle. Its political speech for fast computers doing patter recognition. Its like a human, but limited and worse. Lets replace truck drivers!!
Fake, lame, and Gomorrah-bound.

I looked into AI years ago, and it's as just described. No computer program can make a machine actually *understand* anything. All they can do is collect facts, and the more sophisticated ones can tell you if there's any chain of logic that can connect premise A with conclusion X, or even, given the entire data collection as the premise, can conclusion X be arrived at?

And those can only work if, say, the logic and data can understand both the differences and similarities be between Red, Scarlet, and Maroon...and other groups of related concepts which have similar shades of meaning.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 20, 2021 9:04 PM  

"I still do not believe any AI we make can transcend our human flaws."

Simply, imperfection cannot create perfection, and even if we could we should expect it to immediately do away with us, for good reason.

Blogger Andrea Daley Utronebel February 20, 2021 9:09 PM  

"Even Google can't abide SJWs"

Google welcomes them, encourages them, and promotes them AS LONG AS they do not turn on Google and/or support BDS.

Google hires SJW as attack dogs. So, SJW's can as SJWish as they want AS LONG AS they don't turn on the master.

The SJW in question turned on the master.

It's like Jews love BLM and ANTIFA for their anti-white vitriol. But the minute they express criticism of Jews and Israel, Jews turn on them.

Blogger MagaJapan February 21, 2021 12:33 AM  

If true AI does ever eventuate it will destroy the SJW narrative completely and there won't be any comeback.

Blogger Dafo February 21, 2021 2:09 AM  

Useful idiots suddenly realizing what they were all along... priceless.

Blogger Harambe February 21, 2021 4:16 AM  

Ethicist being unethical. I am dying of not surprised.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia February 21, 2021 10:33 AM  

kurt9 wrote:Yukichi Sensei wrote:AI itself is a giant boondoggle. Its political speech for fast computers doing patter recognition. Its like a human, but limited and worse. Lets replace truck drivers!!

Fake, lame, and Gomorrah-bound.


I agree. We've been promised AI for the past 50 years and its never happened. This current wave of AI is based in deep meuro-nets. These do have useful application for pattern recognition. But they will not get us hyped up stuff like self-driving cars. I've barely seen this stuff show up in machine vision products (Cognex) for automation. We are entering another AI "winter"


Both you guys are rightly skeptical, and as a little as a year or so ago, I would have agreed with you. You may still be right.

But people were pooh-poohing the idea fairly recently the idea that AI would translate data pattern recognition into real world spatial understanding in dynamic external environments. It's still crude and kludgy even today, but the advances there have been astonishing.

Applying natural language "naturally" is a tougher nut to crack, but even there, progress has been made.

I don't what you guys think of Ray Kurzweil -- yeah, yeah, I know, he's a transhumanist Boomer -- but he is very smart and very accomplished. It's hard to know from afar how much he is actually doing at Google now has a "key guy" in their AI efforts. And having listened to some of his talks, it's the same thing over and over.

However, I would be hesitant to discount his presence there.

Blogger gunner451 February 21, 2021 12:18 PM  

I don't think that this is Google getting rid of SJWs in general but non-Indian SJWs in particular. The company is converging but if you are not of the Indian tribe you'll soon be squeezed out to make room for more H1B visa holders from some village in India with a fake PhD.

Blogger spacehabitats February 21, 2021 4:08 PM  

I think it's more that Google's convergence is so advanced, centralized and systemic that they no longer need nor can they tolerate this type of freelance social justice. Besides, she was taking up a position that could be filled by somebody's cousin from Bombay.

Blogger JOE February 22, 2021 12:07 PM  

The SJW's are useful proxy warriors, and are easily disposed of when they are no longer useful, for those running what's really going on.

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