This guide was written with the intention of empowering women to navigate the internet without fear. We discuss common occurrences in which women are subject to harassment in their daily lives – on social media, at work, while dating, and more – and give tips and advice on how women can take control.
First Sector-Neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions joined the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.
The Unconscious Bias Project is a group of scientists, tech workers, and artists working together to promote diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Character portrayal analyses using computational tools
How a movie character is written or portrayed influences a viewer's impression, which can in turn influence people's stereotypes on gender norms. We develop a computational framework, called connotation frames, to measure the power and agency given to characters in movies. Our new tool allows for in-depth analyses of subtle nuances in how characters are written about in movie screenplays.
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 apply to private and voluntary-sector organisations with 250 or more employees requiring employers to publish data on their gender pay gaps came into effect on 6th April 2017.
Cindy Gallop, a former BBH chair, always has advice for women making their way in the ad industry. Now she's also giving advice as a chatbot. R/GA partnered with The Muse, Ladies Get Paid, Reply.ai and PayScale to launch "Ask For a Raise" on Equal Pay Day. To access the bot on Facebook Messenger, users can search @AskCindyGallop and message away.
The team used machine-learning-based tools to analyze the language in nearly 800 movie scripts, quantifying how much power and agency those scripts give to individual characters. In their study, recently presented in Denmark at the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, the researchers found subtle but widespread gender bias in the way male and female characters are portrayed.
The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed on 29 June 2017 to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence, and to make recommendations.
- Liaison Committee report: New investigative committees in the 2017-18 Session (PDF)
- Liaison Committee report: New investigative committees in the 2017-18 Session (HTML)
The Committee was established following the recommendation of the Liaison Committee. It will report by 31 March 2018.
Many factors affect how much you are paid, including the sector you work in, your age and how long you have been in a job.
But thanks to a law forcing UK employers to publish details of the differences between male and female pay and bonuses for the first time, there is a new spotlight on how gender affects pay.
The average woman working full-time in the UK earns 9.1 per cent less than a man per hour. With part-timers included, the gap is 18.4 per cent.
Find out whether there is a gender pay gap for your job and, if so, what size it is, with our calculator below.
The calculator only has data for full-time workers.
The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
An incubation space for new standards and solutions, certifications and codes of conduct,
and consensus building for ethical implementation of intelligent technologies.
The IEEE mission is to ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are advanced for the benefit of humanity.
The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. Its work focuses on four core domains: labor and automation, bias and inclusion, rights and liberties, and safety and critical infrastructure.
The AI Now Institute has officially launched in November of 2017. You can learn more at www.ainowinstitute.org
2017 EDITION OF THE GLOBAL GENDER GAP REPORT.
The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, 2017’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.
The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s. That gap, put in other terms, means women are working for free 10 weeks a year. So, if you’re a woman ...... you started working for free 15 hours ago...
Well, that is a little blunt — there are gradients on that difference. The pay gap varies depending on the occupation, working hours, education attainment, experience, and geography.
Look at when women in varying occupations would start working for free, based on the wage gap in that field (US data).
The F-Rating is applied to films by cinemas and film festivals giving moviegoers an easily identifiable label so they can choose films that fairly represent women on screen and behind the camera. Highlighting these films sends a clear message to distributors, producers and funders that women can and should have more than just a supporting role within the industry.
The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. If the film ALSO has significant women on screen, it receives a TRIPLE F-Rating, our gold standard. The rating allows audiences to “vote with your seat” and proactively choose to go and see F-Rated films.
Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes.
Gender Pay Gap legislation (developed by the Government Equalities Office) introduced in April 2017 requires all employers of 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap for workers in scope as of 31 March 2017.
The intervention is called the Feminist Chatbot Design Process (FCDP), which is a series of reflective questions incorporating feminist interaction design characteristics, ethical AI principles and research on debiasing data. The FCDP encourages design and development teams to follow the reflective questions at the conceptual design phase, and can be used by all team members (technical and non-technical). The outcome of the FCDP is that teams produce a chatbot design which is sensitive to feminist critiques of technology and AI, and grow their own awareness of the relationship between gender power relations and technology.
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FHI is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, social sciences, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute is led by founding Director Professor Nick Bostrom.
Humanity has the potential for a long and flourishing future. Our mission is to shed light on crucial considerations that might shape our future.
We designed the Partnership on AI, in part, so that we can invest more attention and effort on harnessing AI to contribute to solutions for some of humanity’s most challenging problems, including making advances in health and wellbeing, transportation, education, and the sciences.
PAIR is devoted to advancing the research and design of people-centric AI systems. We're interested in the full spectrum of human interaction with machine intelligence, from supporting engineers to understanding everyday experiences with AI.
We believe our digital society – the ways we live and work together in the 21st century – should be just as important as our digital economy. That’s why we’re fighting for a fairer internet: one we can all understand and help shape for the future.
The Women’s Business Council is a government-backed, business-led council that was established in 2012 with the aim of ensuring real action to maximise women’s contribution to economic growth.
The Chasing Grace Project is a documentary series about women in tech. It includes six episodes, each focused on a different topic within the women in tech narrative. From the pay gap, online harassment and female entrepreneurship to access to the best jobs, the decision to leave or stay in tech and the role of male allies, the series illustrate how we pave the way forward. Through story we can call out the adversities women face and illustrate how they’re navigating their own paths. The result? A series of blueprints for other women to find their paths, their way.
The code used in the film analysis "She Giggles, He Gallops" is publicly available on GitHub. The data set for this analysis included 1,966 scripts for films released between 1929 and 2015; most are from 1990 and after. Each script was processed to extract only the screen directions, excluding dialogue from this analysis. We then identified all bigrams in these scripts that had either “he” or “she” as the first word in the bigram.
Textio’s predictive engine is fueled by global hiring data. More than 10 million new job posts and their real-world outcomes are added every month. Textio analyzes this data to find the meaningful language patterns that cause some posts to succeed where others fail. Then it feeds that guidance back to users, creating a learning loop that gets smarter with every keystroke.
Textio offers a free scoring tool for companies : https://textio.com/
Our mission at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) is to build a new interdisciplinary community of researchers, with strong links to technologists and the policy world, and a clear practical goal: to work together to ensure that we humans make the best of the opportunities of artificial intelligence as it develops over coming decades.
The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. The test was popularized by Alison Bechdel's comic Dykes to Watch Out For, in a 1985 strip called The Rule. For a nice video introduction to the subject please check out The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies on feministfrequency.com.
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.
2 tests are specifically relevant to gender: Gender Career Test and Gender Science Test
Go to : https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html