UNESCO is fostering equality in the digital sphere. Worldwide, only 30 per cent of the world’s researchers are female, and close to half the total global female population (43 per cent) is still not using the Internet, compared to 38 per cent of all men. Especially in emerging technologies, there is a need to bridge the divide and address these challenges to enable inclusive digital societies.
#InternationalWomensDay: Does Artificial Intelligence advance gender equality?
As the use and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to mature, it’s time to ask: What will tomorrow’s labor market look like for women? Are we effectively harnessing the power of AI to narrow gender equality gaps, or are we letting these gaps perpetuate, or even worse, widen? Join the celebration of International Women’s Day 2022 with this panel discussion that will map the unique opportunities and challenges that AI presents for the working lives of women. This event is based on the new joint report by UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO entitled: “The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Working Lives of Women”.