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Cyberpunk 2077, Timnit Gebru’s Firing, GitHub’s ‘State of the Octoverse,’ & more on DevNews!

joshpuetz profile image Josh Puetz ・2 min read

I'm particularly excited about this week's episode of DevNews

... Why this episode, you ask?

@vaidehijoshi and I discussed some pretty major stories in developer news this week, including:

  • Google’s move to put their own chips in Pixels and Chromebooks
  • Notable items in GitHub’s “State of the Octoverse."

and [* drumroll *]...

... we also talked to two amazing guests about two distinct happenings I think you'll be interested in (if you aren't already glued to these stories)...

  • Nathan Grayson, Senior Reporter at Kotaku who primarily focuses on streaming, labor, and PC gaming. Nathan spoke with us about crunch culture in game development and the differences between a company like Supergiant Games and CD Projekt Red, the maker of the newly released and highly anticipated RPG, Cyberpunk 2077

  • Julien Cornebise, an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, former Director of Research at ElementAI, and a former researcher with Google’s DeepMind. Julien caught us up on Google’s firing of Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, who said she was fired after sending an email criticizing the company’s efforts to hire more minorities as well as biases in their A.I.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

One of my favorite episodes ever! Great work on this all, and great guests!

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Julien Maury

If I don't do it, someone else will

If you do it, you're part of it.

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