Breaking through the Bias in AI

UNESCO say there is an urgent need for more women to participate in and lead the design, development, and deployment of AI systems. Evidence shows, they continue, that by 2022, 85% of AI projects will deliver erroneous outcomes due to bias. AI Recruiters searching for female AI specialists online just cannot find them. Companies hiring experts for AI and data science jobs estimate fewer than 1 per cent of the applications they receive come from women. Women and girls are 4 times less likely to know how to programme computers, and 13 times less likely to file for technology patent. They […]

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Online Recruitment and the Digital Divide

There’s an interesting article today in WONKHE, the UK online higher education newspaper. Clare Adams in an article entitled “Digital capital is a whole-system issue – building it takes more than hardware”, says universities must confront the scale and impact of the digital divide in ways they have not had to do before. She proposes building on the six key elements of “digital access” including infrastructure, connectivity, expert instruction and a quiet place to study, as well as the requisite hardware and software, identified by the recent Gravity Assist report on digital learning and teaching. And although hardware and software […]

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This is what LinkedIn algorithm thinks about my ‘accomplishments’

LinkedIn is the most boring but probably most useful social network I belong to. I can’ say though I am very interested in spending a lot of time embellishing my professional profile. And I guess its the same for a lot of other people. I guess thats why LinkedIn has developed an algorithm which they offer to write a summary of your profile for you, based they say on “your accomplishments.” And although a bit gushing, I decided that the AI version of me was not too embarrassing to add to my profile. Here you go: I’m passionate about providing […]

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