In 2017, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Director, Klaus Schwab, wrote that “gender parity is shifting into reverse this year for the first time since the World Economic Forum started measuring it.“
Amid rising nationalist political sentiments globally, gender is once again on the frontlines. We still live in a world where women’s access to education, jobs, and social position lags that of men. It is a world mired in socialised roles, entrenched cultural attitudes, and fortified stereotypes–a world that is missing a significant chunk of the value, ideas, and production potential of half of its population.
The AI for Good Foundation stands solidly for the continued disintegration of gender inequality by using Artificial Intelligence to understand the root causes of structural bias in society. Working with large-scale employment history data, we are reverse engineering the education and career outcomes of men and women since the 1990's; studying salary differentials; merging our findings with economists, political scientists, and a wide variety of researchers in the social sciences. Artificial Intelligence can help us to understand how the collective choices and impositions of our societal structure end up affecting the lives of individuals, and the prosperity of the whole.
Atlanta Labour Market
The last years have seen a rise in attention paid to inequality in employment. From disparate wages, to delayed promotions and cultural expectations, women and minorities demand and expect to be treated as equals. But, how do we ensure that all hard working, motivated, and talented individuals are allowed access to the opportunities they deserve? Can a better understanding of the current state yield more effective solutions to these problems? Who is being left behind, and why?
The AI for Good Foundation is partnering with the Slalom Consulting Group in order to bring these questions to the specific work landscape of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Atlanta’s diverse history and work environment, open culture, and willingness to experiment with better solutions makes it the perfect place for a frank exploration of the issues. Through a selection of data partnerships, local universities, and a large group of Atlanta employers and policy makers, we will bring together key stakeholders to uncover patterns of unfairness, highlight stories of success, and bring quantitative knowledge to bear on some of the most important questions of diversity and inclusion.
2018 will see ongoing analysis, sophisticated modelling, and a series of events to engage the community.
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