Tuesday 14 March 2023

The expert talk on Gender equity in the era of AI - A report 2023

The department of Physics and Electronics had organised a seminar by Dr. Madhavi Rangaswamy, Professor, Department of Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore on 8 March, 2023 in the mini Auditorium, Bangalore Central campus to celebrate

International women’s day. The theme of the talk was “Gender equity in the era of AI”. The programme started with Dr Rupali Patel, Department of Physics and Electronics, welcoming and introducing the Speaker, Prof. Madhavi Rangaswamy.

In her talk, Prof. Madhavi highlighted the need to address gender gaps in access to technology with an urgent priority. She also emphasised on the urge to develop gender-responsive digital initiatives and policies. Gender stereotypes and cultural norms often hinder women’s and girls’ access to digital technologies and reduce their education and employment opportunities. There are multiple discrimination and education-related barriers that keep women from participating equally in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
The speaker asked everyone to stimulate women’s participation in STEM fields and design gender-sensitive e- services which are key to advancing gender equality in all sectors. She also stressed on adoption of effective legal policies and strategies with deep understanding of the gendered nature of socio-economic challenges, which is the need of the present. The talk was well appreciated by the UG, PG students and PhD scholars. The students and faculty members interacted with the resource person during the session. Dr. Manoj B, Head, department of Physics and Electronics, all the faculty members of the department were present during the session. Prof. Hamsa Hariharan presented a memento to Dr. Madhavi Rangaswamy as a token of gratitude. Ms. Akshatha Rao, PhD scholar, proposed the vote of thanks. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Bubbly S G.


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