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March 2, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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UNESCO and World Economic Forum Plan Roundtable on Gender Bias in AI

UNESCO and the World Economic Forum are hosting an online roundtable for International Women’s Day called Girl Trouble: Breaking Through the Bias in AI, to be held March 8, 2021. Female leaders in the tech space will “confront the deep-rooted gender imbalances skewing the development of artificial intelligence.”

The speakers are Gabriela Ramos (UNESCO’s assistant director general of social and human sciences), Kay Firth-Butterfield (the World Economic Forum’s head of AI and machine learning), Ashwini Asokan (CEO of AI company Mad Street Den), Adriana Bora (project manager at The Future Society), Anne Bioulac (a member of the Women in Africa Initiative), Meredith Broussard (associate professor of data journalism at New York University), Latifa Mohammed Al-Abdul Karim (a member of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia), Wanda Munoz (a member of the Human Security Network in Latin America and the Caribbean), Nanjira Sambuli (a member of the United Nations secretary general’s High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation), and Jutta Williams (product manager at Twitter).

Register here.

For more information, visit the event page.

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