Immersive Technology Standards – Diversity and Inclusion

STANDARDS

We are at a crossroads between emerging technologies, data sciences, and cybersecurity — fueled by the renewed, global necessity of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in each domain.

Technology jobs are still facing high levels of gender and ethnicity inequality, and with the rise of Artificial Intelligence-based solutions, the gender and ethnicity exclusion issue is becoming more relevant. The overrepresentation of white men in the design of these technologies could undo decades of advances in gender and racial equality.

Emerging technologies are not going to solve the issue if we’re not going to change the input: If that data carries stereotypical concepts, the resulting application of the technology will perpetuate this bias. The models and systems we create and train are a reflection of ourselves.