Google channels Big Tobacco with dystopian research censorship

October 22, 2021

By Tristan Greene

In the wake of the firing of Timnit Gebru and other notable AI researchers at Google, Alphabet’s circled the wagons and lawyered up. Reports flow out of Mountain View depicting teams of lawyers censoring scientific research and acting as unnamed collaborators and peer-reviewers. Most recently, Business Insider managed to interview several researchers who painted a startling and bleak picture of what it’s like to try and conduct research under such an anti-scientific regime. Per the article, one researcher said: You’ve got dozens of lawyers — no doubt, highly trained lawyers — who nonetheless actually know very little about this technology…

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