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Protecting the industry’s favorite technology. She was a star engineer who warned that messy AI can spread racism. Google brought her in. Then it forced her out. Tom Simonite unravels the controversial circumstances surrounding Timnit Gebru’s exit from Google, and the complex backdrop surrounding it. It’s the story of a "gifted engineer swept up in the AI revolution", "a refugee who worked her way to the center of the tech industry", and "a company — the world’s fifth-largest — trying to regain its equilibrium".