This is the first event in a two-part series that engages with the relationship between gender and technology. This event explores the relationship between gender and artificial intelligence. Fast advances in artificial intelligence have, on the one hand, been welcomed as they signify one of the most transformational advances in technology that extends the human-machine relationship. On the other hand, many questions continue to be raised about the implications in the widespread use of AI. In particular, we have seen reports about algorithmic bias that reproduce and exacerbate gender and intersectional inequalities. It has been said that AI is a mirror of ourselves and against this backdrop, the panel discussion will reflect on the relationship between gender and AI and its implications and the challenges it poses for diversity and equality issues at work. The following questions will guide the discussion:
- What explains AI bias and the limited action to address this?
- Is inclusive AI possible? What needs to happen?
- What challenges and opportunities does AI offer to help address gender and intersectional inequalities?
- What questions do we need to ask ourselves in order to take a step back and reflect critically on these challenges and opportunities?
- What do managers need to know so they can use AI in a sensible way? For example, what considerations would be imporrtant in terms of reacting and interacting with technology and the results it gives?
British Academy of Management (BAM) Office