Timnit Gebru’s Exit From Google Exposes a Crisis in AI
tl;dr: Google's firing of Timnit Gebru shows that "corporate-funded research can never be divorced from the realities of power." AI will reinforce discrimination unless action is taken: (1) Tech workers need to unionize as a "key lever for change." (2) We need protection and funding for research. (3) Regulation.
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Technical Writing Courses
tl;dr: "This collection of courses and learning resources aims to improve your technical documentation. Learn how to plan and author technical documents. You can also learn about the role of technical writers at Google."
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The Unexpected Google Wide Domain Check Bypass
tl;dr: Sometimes it pays to go down the rabbit hole. A story of David trying to bypass a URL validation and finding a bug in Google's common JS library.
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Announcing Mobile First Indexing For The Whole Web
tl;dr: Google will be switching to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting September 2020.
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An Update On Bradfitz: Leaving Google
tl;dr: After 10 years working on Go, Brad is leaving Google. "I want to build something new again...I don't want to get stuck in a comfortable rut. (And Google certainly is comfortable, except for open floor plans.)"
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How Do CPUs Read Machine Code? (Video)
tl;dr: 50mins video on how a 6502 microprocessor, which started the home computer revolution in the 80s, reads the code we write.
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What Our Quantum Computing Milestone Means
tl;dr: First successful experiment where a quantum computer solves a problem a classical computer does in a significantly shorter period of time. As Moore's Law is predicted to hit a threshold, and AI presents increasingly challenging computations, this is significant.
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Three Years Of Misery Inside Google, The Happiest Company in Tech
tl;dr: Deep-dive into the internal culture clash at Google starting with internal pressure on executives to protest the 2016 immigration ban while fearing political backlash.
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Responsible AI: Putting Our Principles Into Action
tl;dr: An outline of what Google is doing to educate and train its employees on the ethics of AI, including research papers and internal tooling.
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