FEMINISM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP PROMOTED BY UWE

There is a growing tendency to analyze technology from a critical and ethical point of view – although in recent times the word “ethical” has become controversial and is overused – but this critical vision is important, especially because it provides more equity to technology as a practice and as an entity in itself.

However, and considering ethics, AI does nothing more than repeat the current patterns of society, since the number of women, or individuals with a more egalitarian point of view, who intervene in the process of its continuous creation is minimal.

For this reason, the language of women, as well as that of minorities, the sound of the female voice, the facial recognition of women, or people in general of other ethnicities that are not white, is very difficult, and often does not exist.

It is essential that more women get involved in AI. It is essential to train more people. Algorithms do nothing more than reproduce our prejudices, including the sexist stereotypes present in our society and perpetuate discrimination between men and women.

Joy Buolamiwni creator of the Algorithmic Justice League says “Limited views create limited systems. Let’s code with a more universal look”