AI News, Gender inequality in AI
IBM Celebrates Women Leaders in Artificial Intelligence
Today, IBM unveils its First “Women Leaders in AI” list where we are celebrating 40 women leaders across the world who are pioneering the use of AI in business across a variety of industries and professions in areas such as innovation, growth, and transformation.
Ranging in industries from telecommunications and finance to education and entertainment, the women were selected based upon the ways they are using AI as a transformation agent to drive results for their organizations and the employees and customers they serve.
These inspirational woman leaders are first movers in AI for business, pioneering the use of Watson AI to advance their companies in areas such as innovation, growth, and transformation.I am particularly proud of six of the women leaders in AI are right here in the Asia Pacific region.
The secret to rebuilding trust in tech: More emotionally intelligent humans
Easing fears and building trust does not come easily or quickly, but can be done efficiently by improving explainability in general, and positioning advanced technologies in terms of human improvement–baby steps for technology meant to help humans, not giant leaps toward diminishing mankind.
Its AI augments the work experience with a digital twin that can tend to the ephemera of daily computing activity so the user can concentrate on more important work than, say, managing incoming junk mail.
Narratives like Dell’s that are in service of us–rather than those about replacing us–will earn our trust, our attention, and our adoption at a far greater pace than those that tell us AI will take over the world.
Four Women Paving the Way for Diversity in Tech
Feminine voices are intrinsically associated with artificial intelligence (AI), but perhaps for the wrong reasons.
While women are providing the audio for our smart devices, does society also give space for women’s voices to be heard in the boardrooms where the future of AI tech is decided?
There are several inspirational leaders such as Kate Brandt who runs Google’s sustainability team, or female-owned tech startups such as Solenica that have gained funding for their intelligent daylight storage device.
While women make up 50% of the population, in 2018 the amount of men working in the digital sector in the EU was more than three times higher than the number of women, and four times as many men hold ICT degrees.
Their AI immersive training program is an 11 week course for developing hands on skills in a women-only environment, which encourages intimate and honest conversations about how to thrive in a male-dominated industry.
One of the fears surrounding AI is that if left unmanaged it can reinforce discrimination, for example the automated CV sorting tool that Amazon scrapped that was found to favor male applicants.
Their product called ‘Diversity Intelligence’ creates insights for hiring pipelines, giving HR teams actionable metrics on how to improve their recruitment of underrepresented communities, by adding transparency.
Her main tips include creating training for managers on how to give fair performance reviews, acknowledging the ideas of female colleagues, and correcting salary inequalities at your organization.
- On 23. januar 2021
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