Are AI and Gender Equality Friends or Foes?
Globally, studies show that women in the labor force are paid less, hold fewer senior positions and participate less in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A 2019 UNESCO report found that women represent only 29% of science R&D positions globally and are already 25% less likely than men to know how to leverage digital technology for basic uses.
As the use and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to mature, it’s time to ask: What will tomorrow’s labor market look like for women? Are we effectively harnessing the power of AI to narrow gender equality gaps, or are we letting these gaps perpetuate, or even worse, widen?
In this event Gina Neff (Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge) will present a joint report from UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that examines the effects of the use of AI on the working lives of women.