A gendered perspective for AI: How to make gender inclusive artificial intelligence

Title of the session: A gendered perspective for AI: How to make gender inclusive artificial intelligence

Thematic Area: “The theory of ‘intelligence’ and the epistemology operationalized by AI research focuses only on a specific form of knowing. Feminist work has demonstrated that this excludes other epistemologies, including those traditionally gendered as female or feminine. Critical race theory has also analogized its equivalence to the knowledge of the white man. AI, therefore, takes part in a wider socio-technical exclusion or repression of women’s knowledge and reifies a gendered and racialized conceptualization of ‘intelligence’. Work on AI and epistemology must countenance the possibility that AI and epistemic justice is an illegitimate combination. Alternatively, AI also may provide an opportunity to shift assumptions about male and female epistemology.

Speaker: Juan Pajaro Velasquez