Putting a Human-Centric Approach at the Core of Ai


Foundation: Bank of New York Mellon

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"I don't know any three-year-old who can operate a smartphone; I don't know any seven-year-old who can't work the Sky system better than I can."

So said Gillian Harford at the third annual Women in STEM summit in Ireland this week.

Harford is the country executive of the 30% Club Ireland, and she's trying to change that.

"We talk so much about women in STEM that there's a danger we're building a huge mystery around it," she said, per the Irish Times.

"We still keep thinking we have to catch girls differently from boys instead of thinking every day how we demystify it and say there are opportunities," she added.

"But we still keep thinking we have to compare ourselves to each other.

It's not Instagram life; you shouldn't be doing something because your friend is doing it.

It's about understanding yourself and your abilities and thinking very carefully about your aspirations."



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