On 8th March 2022 we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), facing prejudice head on in our efforts to #BreakTheBias.
For decades, women have been dedicating their lives to creating an equal world. A world that is diverse and inclusive. A world free of bias, stereotype and discrimination. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
We now live in a world where AI governs access to information, opportunity and freedom. However, AI systems can perpetuate racism, sexism, ableism, and other harmful forms of discrimination, therefore, presenting significant threats to our society - from healthcare, to economic opportunity, to our criminal justice system.
Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, is an issue that needs to be tackled head on, and a single blog post isn't going to change the world. But every step helps to raise awareness. Just stop and think. Technology and IT in general is traditionally seen as a very male dominated profession, and there is no reason why it should
So let's take this day for what it is, a celebration and thanks to all the inspirational women in the world.