Advancing research on feminist artificial intelligence to advance gender equality and inclusion
This project will seek to improve how artificial intelligence (AI) research as a field can measurably address social problems faced by women and marginalized communities, and to correct for historic exclusion and bias that currently exists in AI systems. It will respond to a need to ensure that new methodologies, processes, and approaches ensure AI applications are designed with and for the needs of women and vulnerable communities. A competitive call will support the development of applied research on AI models that seek to combat bias and address historical inequities in data sets. These inequities perpetuate biased predictions and decision making in areas such as procurement, climate action and resource management, the automation of social-protection systems, and judicial practices.
Regional networks will help to strengthen the capacities of researchers in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa to develop and use innovative methodologies and models to undertake multidisciplinary, gender-transformative, and participatory AI research. Another focus will help to advance gender equality and inclusion principles within responsible AI principles, frameworks, and practice, working with key stakeholders in academia, the private sector, and governments at the national, regional, and international levels to adopt best practices.