C.3 Does AI needs its own Guerrillia Girls ?

Diversity in AI is one of the major ethical challenges that this technology brings us.
The share of women in AI is 22% in the world, 19% in Switzerland, 5% in France….
What is at stake? How can we “reconcile” men and women in the world of work? What can we learn from movements such as the Guerrilla Girls to increase the presence of women as a first step towards diversity?
Foccus initiative IDAIO – International Diversity AI Observatory

Friday 15 October 2021

16h00 – 18h30

Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva

LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES

Required registrations

Speaker

COLLET Isabelle

COLLET Isabelle

Pr. Uni Geneva, gender, author, Switzerland-France

Isabelle Collet is a Professor at the University of Geneva’s Department of Education, where she heads the G-RIRE: Gender – After having worked extensively on the issue of gender in science and technology, she is now exploring more broadly the issues of gender in schools and the way in which different social relations intersect in the field of education and training. Her work with teachers and future teachers focuses on the implementation of a genuine pedagogy of equality.

VAHABI Hani

VAHABI Hani

CEO AI Center, Sweden

Hani Vahabi is co-founder and CEO of two Swedish startups since 2013. She has been a business mentor for tech startups at the Founder Institute and director of AICenter, a global business ecosystem. She has extensive interdisciplinary academic knowledge, studied bachelor and master programs at Swedish universities in different fields: software engineering and management, computer science, humanities, social and cultural sciences.
GUPTA Abhishek

GUPTA Abhishek

Principal Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institut, Canada

Founder of the AI Ethics Institute in Montreal and engineer at Microsoft. His research focuses on the technical and policy methods applied to address ethical and safety concerns in the use of AI in different domains. He has built the largest community-based public consultation group in the world. This has made a significant contribution to the development of many initiatives in this area. His work has been recognised in North America, Europe and Asia.
BHAVNANI Karen

BHAVNANI Karen

President of Women in Digital Switzerland, Geneva

Karen Bhavnani is an advocate for innovation initiatives, her experience is focused on helping organisations achieve excellence. She actively participates in events across all industries and contributes to local evolution by representing start-ups.
A true social entrepreneur, in addition to her career as a specialist, she leads the Women in Digital Switzerland initiative in Geneva and is actively involved in the Open Geneva association.
DEFOURNY Vincent

DEFOURNY Vincent

Director UNESCO, Switzerland / Geneva

Vincent Defourny has held several high-level positions within UNESCO: Director of the Brasilia Office, Director of Funding Sources and Director of Communication. Before joining UNESCO in 1997, he worked as a teacher in Uganda, taught at the University and worked as a consultant in several European countries. He holds a PhD in Social Communication from UCLouvain and speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Fondation impactIA et Advisory Board IDAIO

Fondation impactIA et Advisory Board IDAIO

International Diversity Artificial Intelligence Observatory

The ImpactIA Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of ethical, robust and legal artificial intelligence in the world of work, is driven by the conviction that AI can drive a profound transformation towards more sustainable business models.
New perspectives open horizons to explore and a world of work to reinvent. For this to happen, everyone must be able to understand what AI is and what future we want to project ourselves into in order to be actors of a sustainable future.