An AI firm is making waves in Silicon Valley with a groundbreaking innovation: hiring based on merit instead of race.

Rather than DEI, Scale AI is implementing MEI — merit, excellence and intelligence. “We do not unfairly stereotype, tokenize, or otherwise treat anyone as a member of a demographic group rather than as an individual,” its CEO wrote on X.

This announcement joins a string of apparent shifts to the Right in the tech world of late. David Sacks is fundraising for Trump, Mark Zuckerberg is doing MMA and homesteading, and a VC announced a massive donation to Trump in a lengthy X post detailing his “radicalization”. We’re not holding our breath for Google to join the fray.