Gender Bias (10)

Bias or discrimination on the basis of gender in the tech workplace and in technologies created (video games, voice assistants, etc.)

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  • Privacy
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  • Transparency and Explainability
  • Human Control of Technology
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Promotion of Human Values
  • Fairness and Non-discrimination
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  • Vice
  • 2019
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This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click

Programmer creates an application that uses neural networks to remove clothing from the images of women. Deepfake technology being used against women systematically, despite continued narrative that its use in the political realm is the most pressing issue.

  • Vice
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • Wired
  • 2015
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Siri and Cortana Sound Like Ladies Because of Sexism

Often, gender bias is consciously or subconsciously embedded into the performance of virtual voice assistants, without considering some science surrounding linguistics or gender.

  • Wired
  • 2015
  • 5 min
  • Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press
  • 1916
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Pygmalion and his Ivory Maid: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book X, lines 243-297.

A brief excerpt on Pygmalion’s love for his “marble maiden,” which could be compared to the human creation of robots for companionship use.

  • Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press
  • 1916
  • 12 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2011
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Digital Media and the Commodification of Women’s Bodies

In this episode, Bing Madsen is one of many citizens who provide power to the digital world through spending each day on a stationery bike, which earns him “merits” to spend on both leisure activities and necessities. These laborers, along with all other classes, are constantly surrounded by screens in which their digital avatars can participate in virtual activities like biking on a road or being in a “live” studio audience. The reality competition show “Hot Shot” is one program streamed on these screens. In this narrative, Bing’s friend Abi auditions for the show as a singer, but is instead coerced by the mass audience into signing as a pornstar for one of the judge’s companies.

  • Kinolab
  • 2011
  • 9 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Virtual Vindictiveness and Simulated Clones Part II: Daly and Cole

Robert Daly is a programmer at the company Callister, which developed the immersive virtual reality game Infinity and its community for the entertainment of users. Daly is typically seen in the shadow of the co-founder of the company, the charismatic James Walton. Unbeknownst to anyone else, Daly possesses a personal modification of the Infinity game program, where he is able to upload sentient digital clones of his co-workers to take out his frustrations upon. In this narrative, Nannette Cole becomes his newest victim after her DNA is used to draw her into the virtual reality. After Daly’s sexist and violent treatment of her and the other crewmates, Nannette inspires a mutiny to escape Daly’s world. In order to help the team carry out the plan, she seduces Daly as a distraction.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 13 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2016
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Hidden Figures Part I: Goals of Equity and Women of Color in the Workplace

“Hidden Figures” chronicles the journeys of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three black women who worked on the space missions at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia in 1961. All three women persist against segregation and abject racism as they climb the ladder and make important contributions to the space mission. While Katherine becomes the first black woman on Al Harrison’s Space Task Group, Mary Jackson pursues her dream of becoming an engineer at NASA by petitioning to take courses at an all white school, and Dorothy Vaughan attempts to learn the programming language Fortran in order to ensure that herself and fellow human computers are not replaced by the newest IBM 7090 computer.

  • Kinolab
  • 2016
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