Women and digitalisation - Hearing

10-11-2020 - 14:14
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FEMM Committee, in association with the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), held a public hearing on “Women and digitalisation” on 28 October 2020

How to tackle the gender digital gap? Which gender aspects need to be taken into consideration when developing AI policies and legislation? How to increase the participation of girls and women in digital fields?

Such questions were raised while exploring the gender aspects of the digital transition and of artificial intelligence, in the context of several dossiers on which the FEMM committee is currently working: "Closing the digital gender gap : women's participation in the digital economy", "Promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering, and math education and careers" and "Shaping the digital future of Europe".

Main speakers: Marianne Dahl, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Western Europe; Manuela M. Veloso, Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science, and Head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University; Claire Fernandez, Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi).

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