Selected links to various pieces where I am interviewed or quoted. (This was exhaustive through Nov 2020.)


Ousted Black Google Researcher: 'They Wanted To Have My Presence, But Not Me Exactly', Bobby Allyn, NPR, December 17, 2020.

Seattle's Morning News, KIRO Radio 97.3FM, April 9, 2019.

Talk the Talk, August 2018.

In Conversation on KPTZ with Sheila Bender of Writing It Real. April 2017.

Newspapers, online magazines, and other news sites

Google is making search worse by making it easier, Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, May 19, 2021.

Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company, James Vincent, The Verge, May 19, 2021.

Google baffles AI experts with radical proposals for search engine overhaul: 'What could possibly go wrong?', Martin Coulter, Business Insider, May 17, 2021.

Google Turmoil Exposes Cracks Long in Making for Top AI Watchdog, Nico Grant, Dina Bass, and Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg, April 21, 2021.

Reading between the lines: nuances in language alter our perception of everyday life, with meaningful consequences, Julianna Chang, The Oracle, April 18, 2021.

Computational language models can further environmental degradation and language bias, Kate Companion, The Daily, April 8, 2021.

This Powerful AI Technique Led to Clashes at Google and Fierce Debate in Tech. Here's Why., Hayden Field, Emerging Tech Brew, March 29, 2021.

How one employee's exit shook Google and the AI industry, Rachel Metz, CNN Business, March 11, 2021.

Large computer language models carry environmental, social risks, Jackson Holtz, UW News, March 10, 2021.

‘This is bigger than just Timnit’: How Google tried to silence a critic and ignited a movement, Katharine Schwab, Fast Company, February 26, 2021.

Kunstig intelligens-forsker: — På en måte er hele fagfeltet en skam, Hanne Østli Jakobsen, Morgenbladet, February 12, 2021.

Inside a Hot-Button Research Paper: Dr. Emily M. Bender Talks Large Language Models and the Future of AI Ethics, Hayden Field, Morning Brew, February 1, 2021.

We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says., Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review, December 4, 2020.

Google embroiled in row over AI bias research, Richard Waters, Financial Times, December 3, 2020.

Google Scientist’s Abrupt Exit Exposes Rift in Prominent AI Unit, Mark Bergen, Dina Bass, and Shelly Banjo, Bloomberg, December 3, 2020.

GPT-3, the machine that learned to troll, Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times, October 18, 2020.

Gaming The Grade: How One Middle Schooler Beat A Virtual Learning Algorithm, Francesca Paris, Here & Now (WBUR), September 3, 2020.

AI Weekly: The promise and shortcomings of OpenAI’s GPT-3, Khari Johnson, VentureBeat, July 24, 2020.

AI gatekeepers are taking baby steps toward raising ethical standards, Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, June 26, 2020.

Smartphone Coronavirus Test? Apps Would Listen to Your Cough, Asa Fitch, Wall Stree Journal, April 16, 2020.

A Linguistic Lens on Artificial Intelligence, Chris Gorski, Inside Science, March 3, 2020.

A tug-of-war over biased AI, Kaveh Waddell, Axios, December 14, 2019.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Getting Us Closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translators, Lorelei Laird,, November 20, 2019.

We Teach A.I. Systems Everything, Including Our Biases, Cade Metz, New York Times, November 12, 2019.

Siri, Are You Guessing?, Nancy Joseph, Perspectives Newsletter, October 1, 2019.

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays, Todd Feathers, Motherboard, August 20, 2019.

Too many proposals, too little money: After researchers struggle to find funding, UW researcher proposes new funding system, Ash Shah, The Daily of the University of Washington, April 1, 2019.

Immersed in Japan at John Stanford, North American Post, January 11, 2019.

Talking our languages, Eric Engleman, Puget Sound Business Journal, May 21, 2016.


Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜, TWiML AI Podcast, with Margaret Mitchell, March 25, 2021. [Version with video and auto transcript]

NLP Ethics and What Neural Language Models Can't Do, Rasa Chats, February 10, 2021. [version with video and auto transcript]

Technically Ethical, Episode 1, Why Doesn't Siri Understand Me?, recorded May 2020, released August 2020.

The Radical AI Podcast Episode 16: The Power of Linguistics: Unpacking Natural Language Processing Ethics with Emily Bender, recorded May 2020, released July 2020.

Is Linguistics Missing from NLP Research? TWiML AI Podcast, May 2020. []

Ethical Considerations in NLP Research, NLP Highlights 106, February 2020.

VoiceFirst.FM's This Week in Voice, September 2017. (Excerpts included in the audio book Perspectives on Gender in #VoiceFirst Technology)

#WomenInLinux Podcast with Tameika Reed and Dionne Parler of Women In Linux. April 2016.


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