Women in AI

Together with the Department of Energy Engineering and Inspiria Science Center, the Cluster for Applied AI has landed a pre-project to investigate how we can make sure we have the best conditions to work on inclusion and gender equality in AI. This will lead to stronger companies, better innovations and technology with a wider appeal and adoption.

Webinar: Why diversity and inclusion in AI is good for business

The project aims to initiate work that will contribute to a more inclusive and competitive business community and strengthened conditions for the ethical development and application of artificial intelligence by facilitating increased female participation in AI-related industries.

This will be done by identifying needs and barriers related to the employment of women in AI, forming an extended consortium, disseminating knowledge, and looking at which instruments would be effective in helping to increase the recruitment of women to AI-related activities.

Institute for Energy Technology, Smart Innovation Norway and Inspiria Science Center has trough a pre project worked on developing insight to see how we can promote more inclusiveness in the way we work with AI. We have specifically addressed how we can attract more women, that represents one of the minorities in AI.

Join us in this webinar to learn more about the key insights we have gathered from some of the leading persons in the field of data and AI, and how you can work to make sure your organization is equipped for the future! You will also get to hear how Microsoft works with these challenges, and can give you tips and hints to how you can do the same for your organization.

You will hear from the following speakers:

  • Claire Blackett, Institute for Energy Technology
  • Xiaopeng Li, Microsoft
  • Leonora Bergsjø, Østfold University College

The pre-project is partly funded by Viken County, and it is free to participate in the webinar.


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Agenda webinar 1st of February 2023

Claire Blackett, Institute for Energy Technology

As our world becomes increasingly digital, automated and autonomous, it is more important than ever to understand how humans interact with the technology around us, as well as the effects (intended or not) that technology can have on our lives. In my job, I examine human-technology interaction and how this can augment and enhance our workspaces, homes and societies. I use my background in sociology, root cause analysis and human factors engineering to investigate ways in which the interaction might not go as planned, what the consequences of this might be, and how we can mitigate any adverse effects. I am excited about the possibilities that advanced digital and AI technologies can offer us, and work to ensure that we maintain a human-centered approach for optimal performance and usability!

Xiaopeng Li, Microsoft

Leading AI business at Microsoft | Building community at Oslo AI | Nordic 100 in Data, Analytics & AI | Nordic Data & AI Influencer of the Year 2022 Nominee

Leonora Onarheim Bergsjø

Key competences: Digital ethics and GDPR. Lectures and courses. Consultancy and project work. Doctoral degree. Media management.