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Schedule MozFest 2021
Tech for Social Activism

A hyper-local nanosecond protest on the future representation of women in gendered technology

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We, Women Reclaiming AI (womenreclaimingai.com) invite you to take a step into the future and take part in a hyper-local nanosecond protest on the representation of women in gendered technology. Together we will discuss, design and demonstrate demands to ensure this future becomes more representative and desirable. Women are underrepresented in computing and robotics. However, when it comes to making humanoid chatbots or robots, women appear regularly - but not as makers. As speech recognition, chatbot technology and robotics are improving at pace, the sci-fi fantasy and commercial benefit of creating technology gendered as women are driving new artistic, cultural, and industrial endeavours. Men are responsible for re-coding women's identity within technology, amplifying the issues of the past, without consultation or inclusion of women's voices. This has to change!

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Type Workshop
Language English

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