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Gender News Articles: Technology

Apr 19 2021 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Technology
Machine learning relies on “training” an algorithm on texts and then producing their intended output, which vary from algorithm to algorithm. Professor James Zou notes that a problem arises when the texts used to train artificial intelligence (AI) systems contain racial and gender biases. In a...
Feb 16 2021 | Posted In: Academia, Technology, Work and Organizations
When you think about Silicon Valley, what concepts come to your mind? “Disruption,” “genius,” and “innovation” – these are all words commonly associated with the tech industry. In What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley, Adrian Daub, the director of the...
Aug 20 2020 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Technology
“The internet is just one part of society, and why should it be an empty room where those power structures of gender, and in general the patriarchy -- why should these not apply?” asks Nhi Le, a German journalist and researcher. “If you’re a female journalist online, you can get attacked in so many...
Aug 17 2020 | Posted In: Feminism, Intersectionality, Technology
The Clayman Institute joined Postdoctoral Fellow Melissa C. Brown in discussing Black feminist activism in the 21st century for the final Faculty Research Fellows seminar of the 2019-20 academic year.
Jan 27 2020 | Posted In: Art and Literature, Feminism, Technology
Jia Tolentino is now a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror(2019), but in 2010, sitting in an internet café in Kyrgyzstan, she almost gave up writing for good.