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Events February 26, 2021

【Online】B'AI Global Forum Launch Event "Gender Justice in the AI Era: A dialogue on engagement and activism"




社会人・一般  ・ 在学生 ・ 教職員


2021/ 3/ 17 18:30 ~ 20:00 (JST)




Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live


No charge


To participate via the Zoom webinar, pre-registration is required.


The event will also be streamed on YouTube. Details can be found on the Peatix page above.


2021/ 2/27~ 3/17  


Digital information technology has become ubiquitous in both our persona daily lives and as a technology that propels social activity. This technology also carries the danger of replicating the inequity of human society and can function as a reflection mirror to show that injustice. The technological advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no exception to this, as various studies illustrate how gender discrimination and structural inequity is being reproduced in AI. This demonstrates how AI has been developed to maintain and strengthen current norms and hegemonic power. The question then is what are the necessary systems for a democratic operation of AI and other digital information technology? What best practices exist that encourage women and social minorities to participate in IT technology and offer an inclusive labor environment and IT education for the realization of equity in AI development. We must ask how can scientific data be used effectively for gender equality and equity? And what collaborations must happen between the fields of information engineering and the social sciences? We wish to explore the advantages of inclusivity in AI education and development while discussing the obstacles that stand in its way and possible solutions to rectify the root of such obstacles.


Moderator :Yuko Itatsu (Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)

Opening remarks:Kaori Hayashi (Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

Session 1:Keynote lecture (40 minutes)

   Anita Gurumurthy (Executive Director, IT for Change)

    "Towards feminist futures in the intelligence economy"

Session 2:Panel discussion (40 minutes)

     ・Anita Gurumurthy

     ・Asumi Saito (Co-founder, Waffle.org)

     ・Akihiro Nakao (Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

Moderator:Yuko Itatsu

Closing remarks:Yujin Yaguchi (Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation to Japanese available. Please see the Peatix website for details.)


B'AI Global Forum website:https://baiforum.jp/

(Currently only in Japanese. The English website will be made public in late March.)


Office of B'AI Global Forum, the University of Tokyo

Email: bai.global.forum*gmail.com
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