The WLinAI network was founded by Ivana Bartoletti, Dr. Allison Gardner and Reema Patel. The network launched in May 2018 at the London School of Economics with our keynote speakers Prof. Joanna Bryson and Seema Malhotra MP.
The purpose of the group is to be a global ‘think tank’ for women in AI with the aim to address the bias that can occur within algorithms due to a lack of diversity and inclusivity within the field of Artificial Intelligence. We particularly focus on the good governance of AI as a means to ensure that the changes in society likely to occur in the 4th industrial revolution will be of benefit to all people and not further embed societal prejudice in our systems.
Our network also promotes opportunities for women to support other women and men who support women in this field. Leading women in AI are able to share their work in a forum that is relaxed and supportive. We are working to elevate the voices and representation of women in the industry, provide a space for honest discussion and to encourage women to enter the field. The audience is global and spans government, the public and private sector, entrepreneurs, academic, graduates as well as individuals who have an interest in AI.
Our goals are as follows:
- To create a network of diverse women in AI (including men who are supportive of women)
- To promote fairness and equality and remove the bias in AI
- To share with each other on the fascinating developments in AI
- To influence global politicians in AI
See our three guiding principle for action to see how we intend to achieve our goals.
If you want to join our network please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list.
We have an annual conference in early summer, meetups that are more than just a talking shop, write an annual report and lobby parliament for change. Through our newsletter and due to be launched blog we share information and opportunities with all the women on our network.