GOOGLE EMPLOYEES OPPOSE THE SELECTION OF A RIGHTWING THINK-TANK LEADER IN ITS AI COUNCIL
News by Editorial Team 02 Apr 2019
A group of Google employees, starting with a fifty and expanding to hundreds have called for the removal of Kay Coles James, the company’s new artificial intelligence development advisory council member. The reason the company’s employees issued and signed the letter containing words like “In selecting James, Google is making clear that its version of ‘ethics’ values proximity to power over the wellbeing of trans people, other LGBTQ people, and immigrants.” Is because of the Thinktank leader’s rather obvious rightwing inclinations. James has been previously known for fighting against trans rights and LGBT protections and favored President Donald Trump’s famous to an infamous proposed wall. Among the people who signed the letter were Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Naomi Klein, author and Meredith Whittaker, cofounder AI Now Institute at NYU.