Importance of women in AI

More about Zaka

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also recognizing the challenges that still need to be addressed.

This day plays a crucial role in the field of Artificial Intelligence, both in terms of driving innovation and advancing social progress. Here are a few reasons why women are important in AI:

  • Diversity and inclusivity: A diverse workforce in AI, including gender diversity, fosters a range of perspectives and experiences that can lead to more innovative and effective solutions. Research has shown that diverse teams are more creative and make better decisions, which can translate into better AI systems. 

 

  • Addressing biases: AI systems can reflect the biases and values of their creators, and the field of AI has been criticized for perpetuating discriminatory practices. Women can bring different perspectives and help to identify and address bias in AI systems. 

 

  • Meeting social needs: AI systems are increasingly being used to address social issues such as healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability. Women are often at the forefront of these fields and can bring a unique understanding of the needs and challenges of different communities.

 

  • Career opportunities: Women represent a significant portion of the workforce and are an important talent pool for the AI industry. Encouraging more women to pursue careers in AI can help to address the talent gap in the field and ensure that the industry is tapping into the full potential of the workforce. 

We’re sharing with you a list of the most remarkable women in AI and technology to encourage gender diversity and honor the achievements of Women in Artificial Intelligence:

 

 Ujjyaini Mitra

Ujjyaini is the strategic advisor at Zupervise and the founder & CEO of TheDeltacube.ai. She goes beyond ‘Best in Class’, and is passionate to build ‘Next in Class’ innovative solutions for businesses using design thinking, innovation, and AI. 

Katie King

Katie is the CEO of AI in business and AI ethics advisor for RAD AI. Additionally, she is a board advisor, a published author, and a keynote speaker on artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation. With over 30 years of experience, she has advised many of the world’s leading brands and business

 Kim Hazelwood

Kim is a specialist in the intersection of scalable computer systems and applied machine learning and the director of engineering at Meta AI. She held positions including director of research at Yahoo Labs, software engineer in the data center division of Google, research scientist at Intel, and tenured associate professor at the University of Virginia.

 

Overall, it is important to have a diverse and inclusive AI community to ensure that the technology is developed and applied in ways that benefit everyone. 

 

Women are a vital part of this community and their contributions are essential to advancing the field of AI.

 

And to all the women out there, we at Zaka want to say that: YOU are AMAZING, STRONG, and POWERFUL. You have overcome countless obstacles and have contributed so much to society, whether it is in the workplace, in the home, or in the community. Your resilience, creativity, and leadership inspire others to strive for their own goals and dreams!

Check what these two inspiring women, Amanda and Nathaly have to say about this special day and their experience in Artificial Intelligence

Amanda - AI Instructor at Zaka
Nataly Dalal - Data Engineer at Catawiki

Want to know more about Zaka Programs?

Related Articles