In many parts of the world, technological innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning are impacting society. These new technologies allow us to communicate faster, share information and feel closer to each other. They are, today, an essential part of our lives and provide us with unprecedented opportunities to advance in areas ranging from education to political participation.
Its use and dissemination is so common that we do not see the impact they have on women. Technology is a reflection of reality, and if we do not work to eradicate the inequalities and prejudices that they transmit, we will continue to widen those gaps we want to close today.
The UNI Equal Opportunities department has begun to address the issue of the impact of digitalization on women by writing conceptual documents that will help continue discussions on this issue.
Our first document: "Digitization from a gender perspective", was intended to explain what digitalization means, and how it will affect the world of work, in particular, working women.
A second document: "The road to digitalization without gender" was written as part of a collaboration with the European group of experts "Friends of Europe" for its report "Policy options for a digital era". This second document explores further the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on women, the prejudices that permeate the development of these technologies and how they contribute to the gender gap, promoting possible solutions to these issues.
The documents are found here in English.