Hear from Girls in ICT and leading Women in AI on why tech skills are built for the future!
Join the global celebrations for Girls in ICT Day. The international day to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) skills to girls and inspire the future generation of tech innovators. Led by ITU, the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), 28 April is the day to empower girls with digital skills across the globe to explore solutions for online safety and access as this year’s key theme.
At AI for Good we asked our network of leading women in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning why they love their profession and why more girls should skill-up in these exciting fields. We also talked to young women on why they got involved in building ICTs their plans for tech to change the world.
Listen and learn from these Girls in ICT and Women in AI on why STEM skills are key to our future and how YOU can make a difference. Be part of the conversation on social media with the hashtag #GirlsinICT and register for the ITU Global Dialogue here.
“For me, doing robotics is all about teamwork, friendship and learning skills for the future and of course the constant room for improvement. What I mostly like is seeing how a robot you have built works just as you had expected and knowing that the effort you put in was worth it!”
Vasilisa Yusupova, Age 12, Student and ROBOCAT participant
Build robots and help build the future! Learn more about ROBOCAT’s plans for 200 girls to compete in robotics competitions for Girls in ICT Day here.
“Girls are key to an equitable future. Girls should never underestimate how important it is to bring their creativity and interest in positive social impact to STEM activities. Problem solving works best when imagination and social justice accompanies the technology,”
Alice M. Agogino, co-founder and CEO of Squishy Robotics.
Unlock your imagination with STEM skills and make positive change. Watch how AI robots are being used to help the UN achieve the Sustainable Development Goals here.
“Managers can bring a junior team member to deliver a presentation alongside them to make sure women in early stages of their careers are recognized for their contributions and build the necessary confidence they’ll need to advance. My whole pitch is, give back. This is a cycle.”
Gabriela de Queiroz, open-source advocate and IBM chief data scientist.
Learn how women in leadership can give back to help the next generation of girls in technology and science. Read more here.
“We need to engage as the youth into this conversation into the development of AI.”
Ecem Yilmazhaliloglu, Founder at Technoladies, Generation AI Youth Council Member at World Economic Forum.
Get involved and make your voice heard on the future of youth and AI. Join the global conversation at ITU’s largest Youth conference Generation Connect.
“To break the bias hindering women’s equality in standardization and more broadly in the age of AI, women and men must work together to build responsible AI. That means making sure AI is fundamentally human-centred, inclusive, and based on standards that address bias.”
Dr. Anjana Susarla, Omura-Saxena Professor of Responsible AI, Michigan State University
Help build responsible and inclusive AI. Read more about women in standards who are breaking the bias here.
“In the AI Open Source community, the ratio of female participants and organizers has increased year by year. I have found that women bring tenacity, and also their affinity for problem solving to AI.”
Wei Meng, Director of Standard and Open Source Planning, Technology Planning Dept./System Product, ZTE
Learn more about the work of Women in Standardization (WISE) at ITU and become a mentor to the next generation of women in tech. Get involved in the WISE mentoring programme here.
“Artificial Intelligence can track, analyze and address gender and racial inequalities… and there are many more ways that AI is being used and can be used for doing good,”
Beena Ammanath, Global Head of Deloitte AI Institute, Tech & AI Ethics Lead
Discover how a career in artificial intelligence can change the world. Watch 100 Ways AI can Change the World, AI for Good Keynote here.