Women at the Table

Day Zero Global Tour of Feminist AI: One Year On

<A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms:

One year into our Global project on Feminist AI where are we ?  What have we accomplished? 

Join our global group as we discuss where we have been and new paths forward. 

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women At The Table/ Civil Society – WEOG
Jaime Guterriez Alfaro, Tecnologico de Costa Rica/  Academia – LAC
Paola Ricaurte Quijano, Tecnologico de Monterrey/ Academia – LAC
Nagla Rizk, American University Cairo/  Academia – MENA
Soraj Hongladoram, Chualongkorn University/ Academia – Asia
Supavadee Aramwith, Chulalongkorn University/ Academia – Asia
Laure Tall, IPAR / Civil Society – Africa
Ernest Mwebaze,  Sunbird AI  /Civil Society – Africa

Feminist AI‘s goal is AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making that transforms – harnessed to deliver equality outcomes; designed with inclusion at the core; creating new opportunities; focussed on proactive, innovative correction of inequities. 

Our Alliance seeks to catalyze a global conversation on algorithms  that includes gender, race, class and region at the core of the code.  It looks beyond the important privacy and surveillance conversation to a restructuring of power dynamics.

It takes a life cycle approach to data and ML regarding creation, collection, deployment and evolution of emerging tech that keeps rights-based approaches firmly at their center.  These rights include economic and social rights often less explored in traditional libertarian models of digital rights  which have excluded the most marginalized from the conversation and control of their data and destiny.


Inclusive Algorithms (<A+>) that challenge old models and create new interdisciplinary avenues for systems change in data, technology and AI practices are needed in order to correct real-life bias and barriers that prevent individuals, especially women and youth of the Global South, Black, Indigenous and People of Color from creation, development + deployment of AI systems. This exclusion exacerbates and enables digital colonialism. 

There are critical connections between Feminist AI, Decolonial AI, Indigenous AI and data rights movements.
This global, multidisciplinary panel is meant to inspire and nurture new and old movements who must now work together  with the potential to positively transform lives at scale. What is Feminist AI? Why do we need it,  and how is it an integral yet missing part of the global internet  conversation? How can it create fundamental change in economic + social systems and human rights? How can we catalyze this global movement from the global south to incorporate those who have been traditionally excluded.

<A+ > Alliance leaders + AI4D Africa will share research, policy and technology innovation that can help us leave no one behind, and to thrive. 

We launched at IGF 2021 and now have papers & prototypes to share. We are we at Year One in this journey across the Global South?

SDG 5 is the core of our work, although we believe Gender Equality is a transversal goal and with Climate Change is the SDG (with which we work closely) are the two SDGs to truly cu across all the 17.  In particular we are involved in partnership SDG 17; working to integrate Climate Change AI with transformative gender equality AI SDG 13; Inclusive transportation in mega-cities and urban settlements. SDG 11; policy work on gender responsive AI at the national, regional, and international level  SDG 9, etc.

Last modified: October 24, 2022