As Artificial Intelligence(AI) becomes powerful,the AI based solutions which contribute the women also matters.The tech giant Microsoft observes that the exclusion of women from technology will become inherently biased.
According to the “World Economic Report 2018”, only 22 per cent of AI professionals globally are female while almost a third (32 per cent) believe that gender bias is still a major hurdle in the recruitment process in the industry.
“If AI systems are built only by one representative group such as all male, all Asian or all Caucasian, then they are more likely to create biased results,” Mythreyee Ganapathy, Director, Programme Management, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft.
India is at the 108th spot in the gender gap index, according to the “World Economic Forum 2018 report.
“We believe that attracting, developing and helping women in STEM fields is vital to ensuring a well-rounded, inclusive society without which we risk having hundreds of thousands of jobs left unfilled and decades of innovation absent of female perspectives,” the Microsoft executive noted.Corporate and academic AI teams have inadvertently made systems biased against women.