Google Reforms Its AI Review Process

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Google Reforms Its AI Review Process


A Google employee sent an email to colleagues last week criticising the company’s practices in reviewing papers. Timnit Gebru’s paper questioned whether the company was using language models that are too powerful, and whether they can worsen inequality. As a result, he was fired and the company reformed its review process.

Google’s review process is complicated. To make it easier for everyone, Google tasked Senior Research Director Zoubin Ghahramani with streamlining the process. The process involves four different review categories, including bias and sentiment analysis. Additionally, the company requires researchers to submit three AI papers. The goal is to ensure that the papers are of the highest quality and are representative of the company’s mission.