|APrIGF 2023 Session Proposal Submission Form|
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer|
|Ms. Catherine Setiawan|
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *|
|International Telecommunication Union|
|Economy of Residence|
|Primary Stakeholder Group|
|Part 2 - Session Proposal|
|AI & Gender in Asia Pacific|
|Where do you plan to organize your session?|
|Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)|
|Specific Issues for Discussion|
|Artificial Intelligence (AI) is integral to the Future of Asia. Regional governments have started to recognize how important AI is to their economies, with Singapore launching its National AI Strategy in 2019 and Malaysia and Indonesia following in 2020. Given the potential, now is the time for all governments to turn their attention to compelling AI strategies. Policymakers in Asia Pacific are therefore tasked with an important challenge, that of, on the one hand, promoting innovation and investment in this very promising field, and, on the other, ensuring that applications are only deployed once they are safe for the public.
Some challenges remain to be solved. The talents are still limited, but there are also still some challenges in the AI ecosystem, data governance, regulators constraints, and attitude towards AI. Further, AI has been shown to have unique risks for human rights, notably for already marginalized populations. For women, this can be translated to cases of discrimination and stereotyping, which have notably been raised when AI is used for human resources, financial services, or government services. Gender-based exclusion is also a well-known challenge of AI, where women are underrepresented in the development, governance, and use of AI systems. To harness these innovations in the best possible way, it will be important to consider gender-sensitive policies which diminish risks of discrimination, stereotyping and exclusion before and during deployment.
This session will explore and discuss more on AI update in Asia Pacific, in relation to gender aspect, and finding solutions how to harness these innovations in the best possible way and to consider developing policies which reduce risks of discrimination, stereotyping and exclusion before and during the deployment.
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF|
|The focus discussion of the session is on Gender and AI, especially looking into policy perspective. This is consistent with APrIGF theme namely:
- Trust (Algorithm and AI; Bias, Ethics, Standard)
- Sustainability (laws, policies and Responsible innovation and technology)
|Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)|
|Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)|
|Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.|
|Dr Eleonore has conducted a research on Gender Sensitive AI Policy in Southeast Asia, with some best practices from other Asia Pacific countries.
The other speakers are coming from Asia Pacific Governments, and can speak on behalf of the countries on the update of AI policy and next steps.
|Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2023.|
|Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2023?|
|Number of Attendees (Please fill in numbers)|
|Gender Balance in Moderators/Speakers (Please fill in numbers)|
|How were gender perspectives, equality, inclusion or empowerment discussed? Please provide details and context.|
|The whole discussion is discussion on AI policy aspect of gender and social biases.|
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