Timnit Gebru is part of a wave of Black women working to change AI

A computer scientist who claims she was fired from Google in December 2020 has launched a new research organization to encourage the development of ethical artificial intelligence on the one-year anniversary of her dismissal. The Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, or DAIR, was announced by Timnit Gebru, a well-known champion for diversity in AI. It bills itself as “a platform for autonomous, community-based AI research outside of Big Tech’s ubiquitous influence,” according to its website.