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Tech & AI Can Make Work More Human - Gapsquare in Delphi

Posted by Hazel Lush on 22-Aug-2019 09:59:31

In a recent Lexxion Delphi publication tackling Cyberwarfare, AI and Democracy and Digital Platforms
Gapsquare's CEO & CTO share how artificial Intelligence, machine learning and other technologies are profoundly changing how we live today. These new technologies & developments are at the forefront of conversations about future workplace dynamics and are set to revolutionise and streamline inclusivity in many industries.

Unfortunately, it is increasingly clear that old biases are being built into AI and machine learning. As Zara Nanu, Gapsquare's CEO argues in Delphi, emerging technology is based on existing biased data, and therefore mirror these biases. Take, for example, Amazon’s scrapped AI recruiting tool, which was created to optimise hiring by observing patterns in successful CVs and looking for these in prospective applicants. Because the bulk of previously successful CVs came from men– reflecting the male dominance in the tech industry – the tool learnt to hire people from this same demographic.

For the team at Gapsquare, now is the time to ensure AI is less biased, more inclusive and fair and represents the best of what it means to be human. AI needs to open doors for a wider range of people and it needs to learn to look beyond old approaches and bias-filled data. 

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To achieve this, argue the Gapsquare team, we must start by improving diversity within the tech sector through a combined effort between educational systems, governments and HR in tech industries in order that these technologies are being created by diverse people and reflect unbiased data.

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Tags: Technology, gender pay gap

This Tool Will Do Your Gender Pay Reporting 2019 For You

Posted by Hazel Lush on 06-Feb-2019 16:57:42

We’ve all heard the bad press, the context of the BBC Pay Gap scandal, reports of companies publishing incorrect pay gap data and increasing dramas around pay disparities. But we’re here to tell you that a glimmer of hope has emerged - Tech-start-up Gapsquare is providing international corporations and public sector bodies with instant pay gap reports that are correct, reliable and provide intuitive action plans. Using cloud-based analytical tools, Gapsquare, run by a combination of tech experts and specialists in equality issues, has saved companies thousands of hours of staff time in the last year alone, guiding international organisations such as Vodafone, London Metropolitan Police and Osborne Clarke through reporting pay inequalities and, for some, expanding this reporting to the ethnicity pay gap.

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Tags: Technology

Gapsquare 'breaks twitter' at Oracle Open World, San Francisco

Posted by Hazel Lush on 26-Oct-2018 14:14:36

Oracle OpenWorld is an annual Oracle convention for business decision-makers, IT management, and line-of-business end users with Oracle. Gapsquare joined Oracle Open World in San Fransisco this year, bringing the pioneering idea that tech can and will help close the gender pay gap to some of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world. Check out Zara and Sian's trials and tribulations and learn how they 'broke twitter' ;) through this video series.

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Tags: Technology, Women in Tech, Oracle Open World

If We Can Automate a Car, We Can End Pay Inequality

Posted by Zara Nanu on 15-Jun-2018 12:30:03

People will make or break a business. More diverse people will go even further and make a business innovative, challenging and perhaps even more importantly, profitable. On average, a business with diverse teams will have access to increased market share and 9% higher EBIT.

But how can we build more diverse businesses when current data shows companies have high gender and ethnicity gaps? These manifest themselves both in low proportions of diverse employees as well as high pay disparities for these groups. It does not seem businesses are making the most of powering growth with the right people. 

"217 Years, for the women you work with to be operating on a level playing field, for our daughters to be in with the same chance at success as our sons."

 

Want to learn more about the gender pay gap? Watch the Invest In Diversity Video Series below.

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Tags: Technology, Women in Tech

GAPSQUARE - announced as MIT SOLVE FINALISTS 2017

Posted by Hazel Lush on 05-Sep-2017 11:51:00

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Solve Challenge Finals in New York on September 17th

We’re thrilled to announce that Gapsquare will be heading to the New York for Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Solve Challenge Finals on September 17th. We will be pitching our solution to a MIT Solve Challenge close to our hearts: 

“How can women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?”

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Tags: MIT, New York, Technology