Encouraging the next generation of AI experts to start their work in the field is essential for young people of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. The computer science world is still vastly male dominated and this, of course, translates directly into roles in AI. At Google, 21 percent of technical roles are filled by women, according to company figures released last June, and in their 2018 diversity report, Facebook said that only 22 percent of its technical workers are women. As well as the immediately obvious concern of unequal opportunities for girls entering the field, there are deeper concerns with limited opinions going into programming which can lead to biased systems.
Topics: Deep Learning