Facebook CTO says hiring matters for mitigating AI bias, but the company lacks AI research diversity stats

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer endorses the idea that hiring is an important part of diversity in AI and preventing bias for teams building products for users, but he can’t tell you the number of Black people who work at Facebook AI Research. Created with Yann LeCun in 2013, Facebook AI Research has locations in Silicon Valley, New York, and Paris. With more than 100 employees, FAIR has become one of the largest and most influential AI research organizations in the world.

A Facebook AI spokesperson subsequently said

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