“The promises of Data Science and AI will have a real point if they can be used to create a fairer society that is truly blind to all types of discrimination factors inherent in current processes. Ellpha takes a stand on gender equality, providing a great example for those who want to make the world a better place for all.”
‘IA is an opportunity given to us to make the difference. Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common and I believe we should better care.
Ellpha will help us understand and show the direction for actions.’
‘If women - who account for half of the world’s population-do not achieve their full economic potential, the economy will suffer and we need organisations like ellpha to help drive change, faster'
‘Humanity has thrived on Diversity and Equality is the fuel of Diversity. With today’s technology we can bring objectivity in all forms of decision making and hence create a level playing field for all genders to contribute their best and learn from each other. I am excited by ellpha’s purpose.‘
'Amid louder and more pointed calls for gender parity (#pressforprogess), ellpha’s mission to create a gender-balanced AI world is both relevant and much needed. Bravo!'
"Telle Whitney, former CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, once said that 'Diversity drives innovation – when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve'. I believe that Ellpha will help corporations identify, quantify and remove such limitations, and this will maximize their potential.
It's truly fantastic to come across such an impactful way of leveraging AI towards such a strong cause. For decades we have been dreaming about the future, it's now time for real change and ellpha can drive that. I am excited to support the ellpha project!"
"We spend a great deal of energy worrying about what AI will do to us and our jobs. It's time we changed the narrative and took control. And this makes Ellpha both timely and important. We have an opportunity to harness this amazing technology for the greater good, tackling gender bias and equality at scale."
'Laura, girls don't have the same eye for maths as boys. I suggest you do economics and be with your friends. said my maths teacher when I was in high school and wanting to specialise in Science and maths. Gender bias in pervasive in every part of our society and this has to change, it is a no-brainer.
This is important work and I believe AI and ellpha will play an important part in bringing true gender equality.'
"As Agent K says in Men in Black, "A person is smart. People are dumb". Bias is one of the biggest factors that causes humanity to behave in (collectively) foolish ways. What better an antidote to this weakness than the accumulated power of objective thought that has been channeled into what we now call "artificial intelligence"? What better a place to start than with gender? Gender bias adversely affects 100% of the population. Increased moral awareness offers the single greatest democratisation and "optimisation" of social commerce since the internet. The road to get there begins with a bold vision to bring the brightest and best humanity has to offer into those dark unconscious places that have held us back. ellpha holds that vision."
"As a young woman working to understand how AI embeds and magnifies society's values (for good and bad), it was such a relief to learn about ellpha and the fantastic mission driving it. I am inspired by Brigitte and Stéphanie's vision of using AI to address gender inequality and accelerate progress towards a transformed, equal society"
“We have a window of opportunity to get in the driving seat and define AI’s impact on gender equality to before it overtakes us.
Technology is defined by our humanity. Let us make the legacy of AI be equality and a better way of living.”
"Anyone can see that the letters A and I are at the heart of the word ‘Bias’. However, not everyone realises that bias will be at the heart of AI - unless something radical happens. Just as we aim to ensure our children don’t acquire the memes of prejudice, so we must demand that the infant AI doesn’t internalise gender stereotypes as it develops. The ellpha project is as timely as it is important."
"Gender equality should be a no-brainer... thanks ellpha to make it smarter!"
"As a maths teacher, I aspire for a day where my female students stop believing that "maths isn't for them" and realise they can do anything and everything they put their mind to. I'm excited about the role ellpha can play in bringing about this change".
"Women are to humankind what AI will be to an advanced humanity: a force of change and a powerful source of progress. ellpha bridges the two by ensuring AI is equally gender-rich."
"I think words matter. I think words shape the world. They can heal us, hurt us, free us and sometimes, kill us. Just like words, AI is shaping the world we live in. It can create freedom, empowerment, equality. Or not. I want to support and stand by the people who want AI to change the world for the better. Ellpha is one of them"
"ellpha has the vital objective of promoting gender equality in this rapidly innovating era. This matters."
Marie Curie, Nobel Prize
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”
“The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. ”
Simone de Beauvoir
“...her wings are cut and then she is blamed for not knowing how to fly.”
“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior."