Feminist Artificial Intelligence

Feminist Artificial Intelligence (AI) describes an inclusive, intersectional approach to lift the potential of AI to create equality and a better life for all. It particularly focuses on the role of women, LGBTIQ+, and other marginalized and underrepresented groups regardless of their gender, age, religion and belief, disability, sexual identity, ethnicity, and appearance.

The feminist AI approach seeks to establish a contemporary and holistic relationship between human-machine systems and machine-machine systems.

It focuses on overcoming patriarchal structures, systemic privileges, and power imbalances in society, politics, and economy.

Through a feminist approach, AI can be a driver of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a critical contribution to a more sustainable future. Feminist AI should be understood as part of the effort to achieve the SDGs.

Philosophers (i.e. Harari) have been pointing out the opportunities and risks of digitalisation and technologization for years. Now it’s about helping to shape this development and setting the values for decision making in social-technology projects.

Click here to access our paper about Power Dimensions in AI

Click here to access my research paper about biases in Facial Recognition Software

But Feminist AI goes further than that

For a few months we have been talking about Feminist AI. Questions we are asked again and again are:
🌱 Why do we need a feminist approach with AI?
🌱 Why do you speak of feminist and not of diverse?
🌱 What does it mean to build a feminist AI?
🌱 What do you have to do for it?
🌱 What actually is feminist AI?

We are in the process of answering these questions from different directions:
✨with research,
✨ with prototyping,
✨ with discussion in the Feminist AI and digital policy roundtable,
✨ together with companies and
✨ in the context of lectures and events.

We are in the process of iteratively developing and prototyping a feminist approach and a feminist objective. We accompany NGOa, politicians, researchers, businesses and other initiatives with workshops and training courses on their way to a feminist AI.