#29 Paris Women in Machine Learning & Data Science: Margrethe Vestager ⭐️
We were very proud to have Margrethe Vestager as unique speaker! Margrethe Vestager is Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age.
We have been lucky to live stream our Zoom meeting to Youtube, therefore you have the chance to see it completely 👇
The theme of the meetup was: “Women in EU Technology and Data Policies”. Among the discussed topics, we have been lucky to listen why it is important to promote the role of women in technology (non discrimination, contribution to digital economic growth, shaping of technology).
At WiMLDS, there are many synergies with Mrs Vestager’s arguments and our work. She also talked about:
- The objectives of the Commission’s White Paper
- The gender dimension of artificial intelligence (women participation in AI research, bias of outcomes)
- The objectives of the Commission’s data strategy
- Women’s participation in the data economy
Women in technology
- Reasons for under representation of women
- Ways for addressing this
During the talk, Margrethe Vestager listed all the initiatives happening within the EU in terms of AI, such as the publiation of a white paper on the matter.
🤗 Many of our members were enthusiastic about this meetup:
🤩 We were extremely pleased to partner with the WiMLDS Brussels chapter. They are starting their chapter and we wish them the best of luck for their future editions!
For our next meetups, until we can meet in person again, we might have another format than usual… Stay tuned 📻!
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