Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies

Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies
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United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, International Labour Organization, Business and Human Rights Asia, UNDP.

Anita Gurumurthy will be moderating a panel at the 2nd United Nations South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights, 2021. The panel, titled, "Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies", will reflect on the following questions:

  1. How do new technologies depict and reinforce existing gender bias and stereotypes, and how their development teams' composition affects these portrayals?
  2. What are the most significant gaps in technology governance that perpetuate and exacerbate gender bias and stereotypes?
  3. Have there been any examples where governments have taken note of gender bias and stereotypes in new technologies and addressed them through policy and regulation?
  4. What are some of the efforts that businesses can adopt/have adopted to altogether avoid the larger structural and systemic forms of bias and discrimination perpetuated and amplified through algorithmic technology?

The panellists for the session include Nighat Dad, Anja Kovacs, Gayatri Khandhadai and Shubhabrata Roy.

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