Timnit Gebru (@timnitGebru )

Timnit Gebru

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Twitter Web App : As you honor my father today, please honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, which she founded less than three months after Daddy died. Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay. #MLK  #BelovedCommunity

Twitter Web App : Absolutely *not* looking forward to all the white supremacists using one line from Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech to rationalize why they're "not racist" and the Black person calling them on their BS is.

Twitter Web App : Solidarity to all the Amazon fulfillment workers pushing for a union in Bessemer.

Every tech worker—in the cafeterias, in the self-driving cars, in the offices, in the warehouses—deserves democracy & representation at work.

We're with you all the way.

Twitter Web App : US law enforcement suffers from racism & ableism, endangering Deaf BIPOC. Sony plans to roll out new invasive tech under the label “assistive tech” for #Deaf people. Who will stop this tech from hurting those it claims to help? #AI #BlackDisabledLivesMatter #CES2021 twitter.com/chanceyfleet/s…

Twitter Web App : Everyone should read Haben’s book! It’s fantastic, and if you haven’t read it, just know that I AM judging you.

habengirma.com/book/ twitter.com/habengirma/sta…

Twitter Web App : The first time someone called me fake news, I laughed. Then another insisted a Deafblind person couldn’t go to Harvard. Nearly every disabled person has experienced the old, “You’re faking it” line. Even #HelenKeller. She brushed them off saying, “Oh, the supercilious doubters!”

Twitter Web App : Berhe Abrha Sasmate Saying anything about crisis in Tigray automatically brings with it accusations that one is supporting TPLF and it’s actions so I like to remind those people that some of us had to leave home because of TPLF & that doesn’t stop us from being horrified by what people are facing.

Twitter Web App : "science (technology) is a social phenomenon, a reflection of people, their relationships, and institutions. So it really matters who’s in the room when new technology like AI is developed"
Timnit Gebru venturebeat.com/2021/01/16/inc… via VentureBeat

Twitter Web App : Sasmate What is wrong with you? When people who were ousted from their place of birth by TPLF are talking about humanitarian crises and babies as refugees, the answer is not to talk about what TPLF has done but think about how to get food and water to innocent civilians who are humans.

Twitter Web App : The next generation paying the price.

“Fighting is still going on in several parts of Tigray and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the region's population, need aid, a U.N. report said last week.” twitter.com/addisstandard/…

Twitter Web App : The NLP research community bears a lot of responsibility for this: spending millions to train a big version of a standard architecture gets a best paper award, but an essential part of the dataset it is trained on (and thereby who is excluded) is literally a footnote left to SWEs

Twitter Web App : 18 people, software engineers from what I can tell, assembled this list with little or no public discussion, and now its being used by one of the most powerful and pervasive companies in the world to train its language models.

Twitter Web App : This ban list will exclude many texts and online communities containing our understanding and dialogue on gender, sex, sexuality, and race. How is a language model supposed to understand the queer community if it only has texts without the word "sex"?