“‘There was this hope that some level of self-regulation could have happened at these tech companies,’ Raji says. ‘Everyone’s now aware that the true accountability needs to come from the outside—if you’re on the inside, there’s a limit to how much you can protect people.’”


Simultaneous reminder that rewards will eventually beat or at least bend motivation, and that we should not judge people by the company they work(ed) for.

Some of the stuff Timnit Gebru did at Google was genuinely good, and came out of good intentions -- it's only that eventually the overarching profit/power incentives shut it down.

Also, instead of racially unbiased face recognition I'd prefer *no* face recognition.

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