"I believe in the mission of Ellpha as I think it is critical and urgent to tackle biases in data and algorithms to make AI-based technologies available to anyone in the world"
Suw Charman-Anderson, Ada Lovelace Day
"The first step in challenging inequality is making it visible, which is why I think that ellpha's mission is not just valuable but essential. The use of AI to identify patterns of bias will undoubtedly reveal areas where we can take concrete actions to improve representation. Data science is revolutionising our understanding in many areas, so it's about time we used it to improve gender equality."
Yassine El Ouarzazi
« As long as one (wo)man is oppressed, no one is free. The fight for equality is not one among others, to be weighed, compared and prioritized, it is THE fight. We need ellpha to help accelerate change for half of the human population»
“I believe AI will change society, and it is crucial that AI is inherently built with gender equality at the center. I am excited ellpha is championing women in AI”.
'If unchecked, AI could reinforce and entrench centuries of gender inequality. The reason I love the concept of ellpha is because it dares to turn the paradigm upside down - and make AI a force for good.'
Prof. Rose Luckin
"Diversity is a beautiful feature of the human race, but so often our biases lead us to uniformity, exclusion and an impoverished society. AI has the power for good, for increased equality and an empowerment of the less privileged. However, we need to use our human intelligence to ensure that the way that we design and use AI does not merely reproduce preconceived preferences. We need organisations like ellpha to promote the best of AI and expose the worst and the ill-conceived."
“Successful business is a factor of its talent’s capability and diversity to innovate. Achieving gender equality within an organisation increases both of these critical ingredients while simultaneously benefiting society. Through technology ellpha will help the world's employers unlock their potential."
“Data, and AI could drive a huge change in equality. We need to grasp this opportunity to use technology rather than being used by it – ellpha should be at the heart of this movement.”
"The future for equitable technology needs collaboration, and challenging bias, especially in networked systems. By creating a space for researchers, theorists, scientists and critics to engage and challenge AI systems, we can work towards equitable technology systems."
Caitlin McDonald, PHD
"It's our responsibility to ethically design the training data for AI and machine learning algorithms. When we see bias in AI, that reflects bias in us. It's up to all of us to build the world that we want - in our tools and in ourselves."
"Technology is changing the world faster than ever, and yet, progress in gender equality is slow and fragile, and AI might amplify bias. I am hopeful ellpha can help address bias and drive change."
"As a woman leader in innovation, I am excited to support platforms like ellpha which are opening our eyes on AI opportunities & risks, helping build AI for good to increase diversity".
Lord Jim Knight
“Business is constrained by a shortage of talent. Gender equality will unlock human capital. I am excited by the potential for people and business of the ellpha project.”
Lauren Chan Lee
"Sometimes, the most insidious types of gender bias are those that are hardest to see. I believe that AI can help identify our biases when we don't even know that they exist and guide us towards a more equal approach."
"Over the past century the gender balance has made progress in the world.
In the past decade it seems this progress has slowed or even gone backwards in some countries.
For the future, connected, AI enabled world, ellpha is key to ensure that our children will live in a fair world."
“This work is not optional. We must proactively create the society that we want our children to live in, and we must do so at the pace of innovation, with all of the tools that we have within our reach.”
Dr Mutlu Cukurova
"AI has some great potential to revolutionise our lives, yet there is also a great risk that most of its potential will not be fulfilled due to understandable concerns of society. AI is a space we should all be concerned about getting it right, rather than only focusing on making it work, albeit how challenging it is to get it right!!"
"I love technology; I love my three technically inclined daughters; and I love the fact that ellpha is working to make sure that they will have the same opportunities to contribute as I have been privileged to enjoy."
"I believe that diversity is key to unlock the potential of organizations in the future. It is critical to ensure that new technologies and machine learning are a force for good in that regard."
"Les filles sont des garçons comme les autres".
"I want little girls to grow up like any other little boys and little boys like any other little girls. I would love for ellpha to create more opportunities for girls and boys, equally, and for AI to create more humanity between women and men."
“ I fundamentally believe in a future filled with abundance and hope…ellpha will play an integral part in ensuring this happens and indeed for everyone…”
"Gender equality is a no brainer, it is good for business as well as a moral imperative. As a father of 3 girls, I want change, faster, and believe ellpha can help.”
"Artificial Intelligence is becoming the plumbing of our delivery, computational and decision-making infrastructures. We have a choice: let our current or past biases become cemented in the algorithms we apply, or develop new algorithms with the conscious intention of improving access and opportunity for all, and incorporating data that represents the whole of the human experience. ellpha is an important initiative, raising awareness of a critical issue in AI for our time."
“Throughout humankind the fabric of society has been shaken and shaped by great woman; woman of courage and strength who have had decisive impact on their societies and the world at large. Leaders and thinkers like Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Golda Meir and Rosa Parks. Yet there is still intrinsic gender bias that exists that prevent merit based advancement in many industries and professions- ellpha project can provide key insights to illuminate this and ultimately create a level playing field which will ensure a bright future for generations to come.”
‘I believe in meritocracy. Everyone, regardless of race, creed, religion or gender should have access to the opportunities that their skills and experience lend them too, without any bias or impediment. Letting everyone reach their potential can only be a benefit to the world at large. That’s why I’m a friend of ellpha.”