Nvidia right this moment apologized for publishing a tweet Tuesday which depicts a graphics card with scantily clad legs. The tweet imitating the “Did it work” meme was despatched from Nvidia’s GeForce Twitter account, which has over 1 million followers. The tweet was errantly posted and rapidly eliminated, an Nvidia spokesperson advised VentureBeat. “We apologize unreservedly. This was errantly posted and removed quickly, as soon as we became aware of it,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release.

The meme that Nvidia imitated began after a efficiency by Lisa from Okay-pop group Blackpink. As Mashable explains, when the legs are posted alongside a shot from the torso up on Twitter, it will possibly appear to be a peculiarly pure match.

Alongside followers of the group, manufacturers like GameStop and Netflix in addition to Stephen Colbert posted their very own tweets with Lisa’s legs, together with the phrase “Did it work.” Nvidia put the legs on a GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card. This drew the eye and ire of machine studying researchers. It seems Nvidia machine studying analysis director Anima Anandkumar intervened to have the tweet eliminated.

Thanks for bringing this to my consideration. It is now mounted. I’ll make sure that this isn’t repeated once more

— Prof. Anima Anandkumar (@AnimaAnandkumar) April 29, 2020

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Anandkumar is a frequent supporter of initiatives for the equitable therapy of ladies. Speaking with VentureBeat at first of the yr about machine studying traits, Anandkumar shared her optimism that the machine studying group could possibly be on the cusp of a watershed second when it comes to maturity and inclusion.

Earlier this month, she urged members of the AI group to ditch the thought of godfathers of AI as a result of it “wipes out contributions made by numerous women in AI” together with ImageNet creator Dr. Fei-Fei Li.

A Stanford University study highlighted by Li and printed within the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this month discovered that ladies and other people of shade in academia produce scientific novelty at greater charges than white males however these contributions are sometimes “devalued and discounted” within the context of hiring and promotion.

Last month, the Algorithmic Justice League along with girls technologists like former White House CTO Megan Smith and outstanding AI researchers launched the Voicing Erasure challenge to protest erasure in tech journalism and academia.