In February, Google fired Mitchell, a leading researcher, after controversy last year over the technology giant's dismissal of Gebru, an outspoken advocate for diversity.
Bengio expressed solidarity with Gebru in a message shared on Facebook that stayed up on Tuesday.
"I have always been and will remain a strong supporter of her scientific work to ensure that AI becomes a positive force for the minorities, as well as her generosity and tireless actions to raise the voice of the silent," Bengio said of Gebru . in the mail.
Mitchell had downloaded and shared company documents, according to a statement from Google earlier this year to Axios, which reported that there was an attempt to show discrimination in the treatment of Gebru, which was fired last year.
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"It's sad to see this happen to the one director of the research organization who did the right thing," Gebru said of Bengio on Twitter.
Mitchell used Twitter to thank Bengio for supporting her and Gebru, giving them an inclusive environment.
"But once you 'see' sexism and racism, it will not be sustainable to live in an organization that stands by it," Mitchell said in a tweet, predicting that several members of her former team at Google would quit.
"There is a lot of interest in responsible / ethical AI outside of Google, so the people we worked with have many opportunities."
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