This event addressed the significance of gender issues in the development and deployment of military artificial intelligence (AI) systems, providing an opportunity to present findings from UNIDIR research about gender bias in data collection, algorithms, and computer processing and their implications for AI military systems.
Panellists reflected on the challenges associated with AI systems’ development and deployment in specific contexts. Drawing on various human rights and gender equality frameworks, as well as the ongoing multilateral process on LAWS, panellists considered possible avenues for countering AI bias and mitigating harm. In doing so, the discussion sought to chart a path for technology development that promotes — rather than hinders — gender equity and contributes to gender mainstreaming in the military.
Read our publication Does Military AI Have Gender? Understanding Bias and Promoting Ethical Approaches in Military Applications of AI for an in-depth analysis of this issue.
A recording of the event is available on the UNIDIR YouTube channel (see below).
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Cécile Aptel, Deputy Director, UNIDIR
Opening Remarks by Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN in Geneva.
Presentation and panel discussion:
Dr. Kate Chandler, Georgetown University / UNIDIR.
Abhishek Gupta, Founder and Principal Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institute.
Dr. Jane Pinelis, Chief of Test and Evaluation, DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.
Nanjira Sambuli, Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Damini Satija, Independent expert on digital rights, data/AI ethics, and tech policy.
The event was moderated by Dr. Renata H. Dalaqua, Programme Lead, Gender and Disarmament, UNIDIR.
7 December 2021 13:15-14:45 (CET) | Online