Google AI Researcher Says She Was Fired for Critical Views

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Google AI Researcher Says She Was Fired for Critical Views

A prominent Google artificial-intelligence researcher said she was fired over an email she authored expressing dismay with management and the way it handled a review of her research.

In a tweet, Timnit Gebru, 37, who is Black, claimed she was fired from Alphabet-owned Google for refusing to retract a research paper that said AI discriminates against darker-skinned people, and complained about the company in an email to colleagues.

She also criticized Google over its approach to hiring minorities and not doing enough to stamp out biases in AI systems. Gebru, a renowned scientist and one of the few Black women in the field of artificial intelligence, had been co-head of the team at Google examining the ethical ramifications of AI.

The email itself, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, began with “Hi friends,” and then proceeded

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Google fires AI researcher Timnit Gebru over critical email

Google officials did not respond to requests for comment. Gebru also did not respond to requests, but in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg said Google’s actions represented “the most fundamental silencing.” Gebru said Wednesday that she had been fired by Jeff Dean, the head of Google’s AI division, for an email she had sent to Brain Women and Allies, a mailing list for researchers on the company’s AI team known as Google Brain.

Her dismissal threatens to reignite anger over Google’s treatment of its workforce, particularly its employees of color. The company, which long evangelized its open culture, has cracked down on employee dissent over the past two years, particularly against marginalized and minority workers. Google has previously fired employees who advocated for increased diversity or critiqued the company’s ethics.

Inioluwa Deborah Raji, an AI researcher on a fellowship with the Mozilla Foundation who has worked with her, said Gebru

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As our movement and social activity is once again restricted nationally in an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we at Vodafone remain steadfast in our commitment to help keep families, friends, colleagues and businesses connected at this time.

The last eight months have shown us just how valuable network infrastructure is to our economy and society and we must not lose sight of the need to invest in the next generation of network capability. And so, while our teams continue to manage the ongoing increased demand on our network and help our customers, we are also focused on the future – and on 5G.

At Vodafone, we believe in enabling technology that has a positive impact on our citizens and communities and that which supports the build of our digital society.

Through significant investment and innovation, we have paved the way in developing and deploying 5G

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Wireless Broadband Market Critical Analysis with Expert Opinion

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 11/25/2020 — Global Wireless Broadband Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the Global Wireless Broadband Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Tp-Link Technologies, Harris Corporation, Mitrastar Technology, Gemtek, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., At&T Inc., Zte Corporation, Proxim, Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Nokia Networks, Cambium, Technicolor, Radwin, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Ericsson, Bec Technologies, Inc (Billion Electric), Verizon Communications Inc. & Inteno.

You can get free access to samples from the report here:

Wireless Broadband Market Overview:
If you are involved in the Wireless Broadband industry

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Critical Event Management Category Leader Everbridge Makes Key Appointments to Expand its Global Marketing and Communications Functions

  • Veteran marketing executive and MIT Sloan School of Management graduate Stacey Wu, former head of global marketing at security software leader Fortinet where she helped grow the company’s market cap from $5B to over $20B, joins Everbridge as Chief Marketing Officer
  • Three-time CMO and Harvard Business School graduate, Jessica Deckinger, who previously worked with major brands such as Humana, the National Football League (NFL) and JP Morgan Chase, joins Everbridge as Chief Communications Officer

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG), the global leader in critical event management, today announced two executive appointments focused on the expansion of its market-leading and global brand, as well as the continued international category creation for critical event management (CEM). Everbridge pioneered CEM and continues to innovate and grow the importance of the category which has taken on increased urgency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacey Wu, former SVP of Global Marketing at Fortinet joins Everbridge as Chief

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Group of radiologists raise money for new technology critical for Nova Scotia cancer patients

A group of radiologists, in collaboration with the QEII foundation in Halifax and the government, were able to purchase a new cancer imaging technology that is reducing waiting times and providing more accurate cancer diagnoses for patients.

a group of people standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: QEII Radiologists were able to raise money for a new PET-CT scan.

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QEII Radiologists were able to raise money for a new PET-CT scan.

According to the foundation, PET-CT scan is a diagnostic tool that helps determine the stage and spread of many cancers. PET-CT guides critical decisions for patient care — whether that means additional testing, treatment or surgery.

READ MORE: Navigating a new cancer diagnosis during a pandemic: ‘Everything is upended’

The foundation, which helps fund new technologies and medical research, said in a statement that QEII Radiologists tripled all donations to the QEII Foundation’s PET-CT campaign, to a total of $50,000. This was a total impact of $150,000 — completing the fundraising campaign, which totaled $600,000.


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Critical Infrastructure Protection Market Size, Key Technology And Industry Trends Till 2026 | Fortune Business Insights

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Nov 19, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
The global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market is expected to grow astonishingly backed by the increasing development of smart cities. Such cities consist of cyber and physical infrastructures that enhance the overall standard of living. Security experts often use CIP solutions to protect the infrastructures from cyber-attacks. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a new report, titled, “Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Market Size, Share and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Type, Services), By Application (Identity and Access Management, Patching and Vulnerability Management, Security Event Monitoring, Incident Response, Resilience and System Recovery, Others), By Vertical (Energy and Power, BFSI, Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Chemical, Oil and Gas, Government and Defense, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further states that the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market … Read More

The OnSolve Platform for Critical Event Management is Now Listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OnSolve, a leading critical event management provider for enterprises, SMB organizations, and government entities, today announced its critical event management platform is now listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace. FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is a United States federal government-wide program that provides one of the most rigorous, standardized approaches to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The Tennessee Valley Authority is OnSolve’s sponsoring agency.

In addition to its new U.S. FedRAMP listing, the company has been approved as a supplier on the United Kingdom’s Crown Commercial Services’ G-Cloud 12 procurement digital marketplace, where public sector organizations in the U.K. can access best-in-class critical event management solutions from OnSolve.

“Our mission at OnSolve has always been to provide the highest level of service and security to our customers regardless of their industry,” said OnSolve Chief Executive

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Cyber Security Becoming a Critical Component Of National Security

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While Internet was first developed as part of a country’s national defence project, the same technologies have increasingly become the cornerstone of our everyday personal and professional lives. However, the widespread usage and the sheer ubiquity of the cyber world have also triggered questions on cyber security in a way engineering a ‘back to defence’ project. Because such defence and security initiatives are mostly conceptualized and led at the level of the national governments, they inevitably and organically become a critical component of national security. And national security is a broader all-encompassing term most commonly embodying the military aspects and understood as such; it also intersects with economic and financial security, health security, among several others. That critical national infrastructure (both defence and non-defence) including sensitive

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Australia’s critical infrastructure definition to span communications, data storage, space

The federal government on Monday published an exposure draft on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020. It seeks to amend the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to implement “an enhanced framework to uplift the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure”.

The Australian government’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy currently defines critical infrastructure as: “Those physical facilities, supply chains, information technologies, and communication networks, which if destroyed, degraded, or rendered unavailable for an extended period, would significantly impact the social or economic wellbeing of the nation, or affect Australia’s ability to conduct national defence and ensure national security”.

Within the broad definition of critical infrastructure, the Act currently places regulatory obligations on specific entities in the electricity, gas, water, and maritime ports sectors.

“However, as the security landscape evolves, so must our approach to managing risk across all critical infrastructure sectors,” the Bill’s explanatory document [PDF] said. 

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