Does Artificial Intelligence help or hinder the fight for gender equality? EIGE’s Director Carlien Scheele delved deeper into this digital dilemma and presented EIGE’s latest research on AI during a webinar held by the S&D Working Group on Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality on 30 March 2022. Good Afternoon Artificial Intelligence has permeated almost all aspect of our lives. And this is just the beginning.
EIGE's Director Carlien Scheele delivered this speech at Ministers' Round Table on Equality forum, which was a part of the conference Women's economic empowerment: key to gender equality hosted by the French European Union Council Presidency on 31 January 2022. Good morning dear ministers and dear colleagues, As you know, the European Parliament just elected its third female president. To mark this occasion, I would like to start my address to you today with some words from the first ever woman to lead the European Parliament, who said:
Artificial intelligence and platform work have the potential to improve gender equality in the economy. However, there is also a danger they reinforce sexism and discrimination, while entrenching insecure work and a lack of social protection.
This report examines the opportunities and challenges for gender equality in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence (AI) and platform work. To do this, it assesses the following issues from a gender perspective: AI-related transformation of the labour market, including working conditions, work relationships, the organisation of work and content. Working conditions and work patterns of women and men engaged in platform work.
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and platform work is rapidly changing the world of work. These two phenomena have the potential to create new opportunities for gender equality, but at the same time can reinforce gender stereotypes, sexism and discrimination in the labour market. This policy brief is based on the report ‘Artificial intelligence, platform work and gender equality’ (2022) by EIGE.