So, Google fired their star AI ethics researcher Dr. Timnit Gebru after she tried to publish a paper demonstrating that Google’s BERT natural language model is unethically biased along gender and racial lines and not fit for use. It sounds like Google squashed the paper because it found the contents “objectionable”, and is claiming that Gebru chose to resign instead of being fired.
Note to self:
Remember to do `copy running-config startup-config` to persist your network switch settings.
*Particularly* remember to do this if you have a cat that's decided the network switch is her favourite place to sleep, and may be prone to quietly rebooting the network switch at a moment's notice.
Otherwise you may just spend two days debugging mysterious network problems before discovering kitty raised an old switch config from the dead... Sigh.
So, according to Spotify, this was the song that got me through 2020...