Konferens: Gender Data Gap
Gender Data Gap
InfraSweden2030 är en av flera partners bakom konferensen ”Gender Data Gap – How to Avoid the Gender Data Gap in a Digitized Transportation Infrastructure” som arrangeras av KTH:s kompetenscenter Road2Science.
”Digitization of our transportation infrastructure is running at full speed today. Technology is an important tool for ensuring sustainable development and we who run this process have a responsibility to support new technologies that lead to an economically, environmentally and socially inclusive society.
The use of artificial intelligence, computer learning and apps are becoming normal in the design, building, maintenance and operation phases of our infrastructure. For this reason, it is increasingly important that we make sure our technologies are inclusive and relevant for all its users. Data plays an important role in this. But as it turns out, data is not necessarily neutral and free of bias.
We are taking transportation infrastructure as a specific focus area because it is such an essential part of the built environment. What we see happening is that smart infrastructure is more and more becoming the cement between societal building blocks: from supporting electrified our autonomous vehicles that reduce the environmental impact, to providing accurate information about the quality to support emergency services into urban areas…and so much more.
We have to make sure that within our digitization efforts our data is inclusive and representative of the entire population. This means within our engineering disciplines data bias and the gender data gap needs to be known and we need to actively prevent our society from locking itself into solutions and processes that are not inclusive and thus not safe.
The main aim of the conference is to raise the awareness of its urgency to decision makers and leaders that drive the development of infrastructure in the built environment.”