First Sector-Neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

First Sector-Neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

 Over 100 companies from ten sectors headquartered in 24 countries and regions joined the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

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Brigitte Bellan
Power and Agency in modern films: Character portrayal analyses using computational tools

Character portrayal analyses using computational tools

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How a movie character is written or portrayed influences a viewer's impression, which can in turn influence people's stereotypes on gender norms. We develop a computational framework, called connotation frames, to measure the power and agency given to characters in movies. Our new tool allows for in-depth analyses of subtle nuances in how characters are written about in movie screenplays.

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A Cindy Gallop chatbot will help you ask for a raise on Equal Pay Day

Cindy Gallop, a former BBH chair, always has advice for women making their way in the ad industry. Now she's also giving advice as a chatbot. R/GA partnered with The Muse, Ladies Get Paid, and PayScale to launch "Ask For a Raise" on Equal Pay Day. To access the bot on Facebook Messenger, users can search @AskCindyGallop and message away.

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AI tool to quantify power imbalance between female and male characters in movies

The team used machine-learning-based tools to analyze the language in nearly 800 movie scripts, quantifying how much power and agency those scripts give to individual characters. In their study, recently presented in Denmark at the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, the researchers found subtle but widespread gender bias in the way male and female characters are portrayed.

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Artificial Intelligence Committee - UK Parliament

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed on 29 June 2017 to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence, and to make recommendations.

The Committee was established following the recommendation of the Liaison Committee. It will report by 31 March 2018.

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Work out your personal gender pay gap - FT

Many factors affect how much you are paid, including the sector you work in, your age and how long you have been in a job. 

But thanks to a law forcing UK employers to publish details of the differences between male and female pay and bonuses for the first time, there is a new spotlight on how gender affects pay. 

The average woman working full-time in the UK earns 9.1 per cent less than a man per hour. With part-timers included, the gap is 18.4 per cent. 

Find out whether there is a gender pay gap for your job and, if so, what size it is, with our calculator below. 

The calculator only has data for full-time workers

See our data and methodology.

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IEEE Global Initiative

The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

An incubation space for new standards and solutions, certifications and codes of conduct, 
and consensus building for ethical implementation of intelligent technologies.

The IEEE mission is to ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are advanced for the benefit of humanity.

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The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. Its work focuses on four core domains: labor and automation, bias and inclusion, rights and liberties, and safety and critical infrastructure.

The AI Now Institute has officially launched in November of 2017. You can learn more at

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World Economic Forum-Global Gender Gap Report 2017



The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, 2017’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.


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Gender Pay Gap Calculator, as "Working for Free" days, by the Washington Post

The median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s. That gap, put in other terms, means women are working for free 10 weeks a year. So, if you’re a woman ...... you started working for free 15 hours ago...

Well, that is a little blunt — there are gradients on that difference. The pay gap varies depending on the occupation, working hours, education attainment, experience, and geography.

Look at when women in varying occupations would start working for free, based on the wage gap in that field (US data). 

Published 26/10/17

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The F-Rating is applied to films by cinemas and film festivals giving moviegoers an easily identifiable label so they can choose films that fairly represent women on screen and behind the camera. Highlighting these films sends a clear message to distributors, producers and funders that women can and should have more than just a supporting role within the industry.

The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. If the film ALSO has significant women on screen, it receives a TRIPLE F-Rating, our gold standard. The rating allows audiences to “vote with your seat” and proactively choose to go and see F-Rated films.

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World Economic Forum- Global Gender Gap Report 2016

Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data has revealed that progress is still too slow for realizing the full potential of one half of humanity within our lifetimes.

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Designing Feminist Chatbots

The intervention is called the Feminist Chatbot Design Process (FCDP), which is a series of reflective questions incorporating feminist interaction design characteristics, ethical AI principles and research on debiasing data. The FCDP encourages design and development teams to follow the reflective questions at the conceptual design phase, and can be used by all team members (technical and non-technical). The outcome of the FCDP is that teams produce a chatbot design which is sensitive to feminist critiques of technology and AI, and grow their own awareness of the relationship between gender power relations and technology.

The FCDP can be found here

Created by: Josie Swords | | 07479 859 470 | @swordstoyoung


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Future of Humanity (FHI)

FHI is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, social sciences, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute is led by founding Director Professor Nick Bostrom.

Humanity has the potential for a long and flourishing future. Our mission is to shed light on crucial considerations that might shape our future.

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