Breaking Bias: How Can AI Be Used To Improve Equality?
23 May, 17:00-19:00
Goto 10, Teknikringen 7, 583 30 LinköpingSign up
We know that AI is built on, and influenced by, the norms and values that already exist in society, which can have a negative impact for certain groups and individuals. As they say – “bias in, bias out”. There are many examples, even if the intention is to do well.
But where can we find examples of better practices? How can we counteract injustices in the use of AI? Professor Ericka Johnson will tell us about how AI can be used to improve solutions and conditions for everyone, in different sectors and examples.
During the evening, there will be a presentation followed by a workshop. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet and network with other women who are also in the tech industry!
- Introduction to East Sweden Tech Women
- Introduction of AI Sweden
- Presentation by Ericka Johnson followed by q&a
- Workshop and discussion in small groups
For whom is this event?
This event is for those working in the tech-industry, not necessarily with AI, who are curious on how AI technology can be used to improve solutions and conditions for individuals in different organizations and industries.
Students are also welcome to participate.
- The event is arranged by East Sweden Tech Women together with AI Sweden.
- There will be an opportunity to watch this event online as well. More information will be updated closer to the event.
- This event will be in English.
- Something nice to eat will be arranged!
Ericka Johnson is a professor of gender and society at Linköping University. Her research focuses on how technologies articulate unspoken meanings, highlight cultural values, and reinforce subtle ideas. Along with Dr. Katherine Harrison, she leads a project on ethics, trust, and reliance on the relationship between humans and robots.
What’s East Sweden Tech Women?
East Sweden Tech Women is a network for women and non-binary professionals and students in the technology sector in East Sweden. The purpose of the network is to arrange and partake in events to develop the participant’s professional identity, skills, and meet others who are interested in the same thing as you. We aim to spark inspiration and engage in conversations that cover a wide range of topics within tech – from soft values that inspire, to cutting-edge innovations and technologies.
About AI Sweden
AI Sweden is the national center for applied artificial intelligence, jointly funded by the Swedish government and our partners, both public and private. Our mission is to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.