This International Women's Day, we're exploring two subjects close to our hearts: technology, and the effects of a persistent gender gap in the tech industry.
ChatGPT and its many possibilities have been trending over the last few months, but it's easy to forget that Artificial Intelligence is already embedded in the lives of most: from our digital home devices to the facial recognition technology that unlocks our phones. Adoption is rapidly increasing, and with the UK government set to turn the country into a 'global AI superpower' in the next decade, it's not looking to slow down any time soon.
Meanwhile, women still only account for a quarter of the workforce building that coveted AI, and that's before we dive into the lack of ethnic diversity in the industry. The result? Biased technology, that's having real world consequences for under-represented groups.
Tune in as Heledd Straker and Lauren Hine break down the gender gap and other causes of AI bias, the most problematic examples we're seeing today, and the actions we can take as an industry to drive positive change.
Heledd Straker is a Senior Consultant in our People Evolution team.
Lauren Hine is Chief for Tenzing London, and pioneer of our Women in Tech movement.