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Diversity and Inclusion and its Impact on Emerging Technologies

May 27

09:40 AM - 10:20 AM

Description

When we look to sci-fi from decades ago, we see post-racial and post-gender societies. Emerging technologies are effectively shaping our present and our future into something new, but gender gap and minority exclusion still remain in the tech industries. At the beginning of this new decade, the time has come to take new steps into some of the biggest challenges of a world that's evolving faster and faster. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet created by the United Nations in 2015. In January 2020, a diverse group of top-level experts in the cybersecurity industry decided to join into a shared effort to bring D&I into the upcoming era, the one that is being shaped by emerging technologies, such as AI and XR. The immersive new worlds we are building is a replica of the existing society, and this is clear when we look to phenomena like race and gender bias in AI or the self-representation and the harassment in Social VR. This diversity panel that includes leaders from various leading Diversity and cybersecurity focus organizations, an attempt is made to shed light on the very issues and potentially solve some with strategic collaboration.

Speakers

Co-founder, COO , GamerSafer
Global AI Advisor , XR Safety Initiative
CEO & Founder , Spark Mindset
CEO & Founder , Secure Diversity
Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisor , XR Safety Initiative
Founder / Security Researcher , XR Safety Initiative

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