Flora Vincent

and Aude Bernheim: 

Artificial intelligence and gender bias

Is artificial intelligence a source of inequality?

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Flora Vincent

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Aude Bernheim

LECTURE SIMOULTANEOULSY ONLINE AND AT THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF TEL AVIV
WITH FLORAN VINCENT AND AUDE BERNHEIM

April 26th, 2021, 6pm 
(Israel time)

Free access

In English

Everything you always wanted to know about artificial intelligence and its ethical issues! The Embassy of France and the French Institute of Israel offer you a new session as part of the series of panel discussions that explore the current issues and challenges raised by the development of artificial intelligence and its diffusion in our societies. In the upcoming event of Monday April 26, Flora Vincent and Aude Bernheim will discuss gender bias in artificial intelligence.

Flora Vincent is a scientist specialized in marine microbiology. She works currently at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, where she studies the impact of giant viruses on the marine ecosystem.

Aude Bernheim is a scientist in microbial genetics at the French national institute of health and medical research (INSERM) in Paris. She is currently studying bacterial defense systems against viruses.

Together they have co-founded WAX Science, an association that promotes science without stereotypes by creating and distributing innovative tools. They also wrote "Artificial intelligence, not without her!" a book prefaced by Cédric Villani that explores how algorithms reproduce sexist biases.

As artificial intelligence is currently disrupting the 21st century, becoming omnipresent in our daily lives through computers or robots, only 12% of the people working in the sector (excluding support functions) are women, thus making artificial intelligence dominated by man.

In this upcoming talk, Flora Vincent and Aude Bernheim will expose the mechanisms at the origin of the absence of women in this revolutionary sector, will detail how artificial intelligence itself reproduces and amplifies sexist stereotypes, and offer solutions to address them. Following the presentation, the audience is welcome to interact with the speakers for a fruitful debate.

The event « Artificial intelligence and gender bias  - Is artificial intelligence a source of inequality? » will be held at the French Institute of Israel (Rotschild blvd 7, Tel Aviv) and simultaneously broadcasted on zoom, on Monday, 26th of April at 6pm Israeli time (5pm French time). The event will last around 1h30. The attendance is free.