Biased Technology, Digital Violence and The Digital Divide
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Biased Technology, Digital Violence and The Digital Divide

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 03/09/2023 - 09:51

Women face greater barriers to developing their digital skills due to the fear and intimidation stemming from disproportionate digital violence, says UN Women. To make digital experiences free of violence, the development of these technologies should be done with a feminist analysis of the circular supply chain. Meanwhile, industry leaders consider the impact of AI tools, the importance of diversity in technology ecosystems and the importance of information systems for decision-making. 


This week in Tech news and developments: 



The Hidden Consequences of Digital Violence on Women

Limited awareness of digital violence toward women and girls is creating unintended consequences that are exacerbating an already significant, gendered digital divide. Women are facing greater barriers to developing their digital skills due to the fear and intimidation caused by this violence, hindering their participation in the digital economy, say leaders at UN Women on International Women's Day.


Breaking the Chain: A Feminist Approach to Bias Prevention in AI

While AI has immense potential to revolutionize how we live and work, it risks perpetuating negative human biases and inequality within a rapidly evolving digital economy. At the heart of the issue lies the reality that the development of AI occurs without a feminist analysis of the circular supply chain that contributes to its composition.


BMV Celebrates International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) joined the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative for the fifth consecutive year, raising awareness about women's empowerment in the business sector and the stock market. 


Industry Trends 

Artificial Intelligence: A Threat or a Tool?

The importance of AI in the workplace is increasing, and it is crucial for professionals to adapt to and adopt these tools to succeed in their careers. Rather than worrying about potential job loss, individuals should focus on the numerous advantages AI can offer them in terms of productivity and efficiency, says Mariel Sada, Head of Partnerships, Palencia. 


Technology Ecosystems Make Sense for Businesses, Other Users

“You cannot afford to restrain your business model to a single device or context. A full ecosystem that adapts and reacts fast will not only make your customers happy, but will also create a community that enriches your offer organically and guides you on how to diversify it,” writes José Otero, COO, SkyAlert Mexico and USA. 


The Importance of Information and Systems

Information is a valuable and non-renewable resource that can provide a competitive advantage for individuals, governments and businesses. It allows for better decision-making, but to be effective, it must be accurate and timely. The importance of information lies in its ability to expand knowledge and facilitate decision-making, says Jorge Azpiri, Director of Development and Expansion Projects, TecSalud.

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