Artificial intelligence revalorizes women pioneers in science and technology
We are living through a new industrial revolution that some call Industry 5.0. At this time, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics work more closely with humans. This aims to balance productive efficiency and quality of life for workers.
Artificial intelligence has developed systems that can converse with humans, automatically create code, or translate text into images. This has led to greater automation of processes, which has raised concern among some professionals, who fear losing their jobs. Also in some educational centers, which fear its unethical use by students.
Despite these healthy debates, it is undeniable that technology has great potential and will have a significant impact on our society. We must learn to use it to our advantage, just as we did when the Internet first became popular decades ago.
In which fields can these technologies be applied and what are their limits?
The potential of artificial intelligence is limitless. With deep learning, you can learn through experience and practice, reaching unimaginable heights. This is already happening in game design, where AIs can create new gaming experiences in new virtual worlds with different characters.
These new developments are particularly useful in business sectors and are revolutionizing the whole world, including historical and cultural recovery, since photographs and portraits of historical figures can be reinterpreted and updated, bringing their heritage closer to new generations of attractive and innovative way. .
The new generations have different lifestyles and ways of relating to the previous ones, such as the use of social networks and the preference for attractive and fast-paced visual content. This means they may not feel interested or reflected in old photographs or portraits of relevant figures in their disciplines.
However, there are tools like the Midjourney bot that can help reinterpret and update the legacy of these must-haves in a new and modern way, which can encourage vocations. An example of this is the “Mujeres de vanguard-IA” project at the UNIR Virtual Museum, where images of outstanding women in the field of science and technology are presented to publicize their legacy and contribution.
In a global and digital world, companies are looking to form teams with people from different disciplines to deliver end-to-end solutions efficiently and creatively. It means looking for people with different perspectives and skills so that by working together they can solve complex and changing challenges in a flexible way. For this reason, it is important to promote vocations so that men and women can develop in the areas that interest them and bring their own perspective to these multidisciplinary teams.
The Importance of Recognizing Women’s Legacy
In this context, recognizing the heritage of women technologists and scientists is essential to reflect on their role in the industrial history of our society. Although in smaller numbers than their male counterparts, they contributed to the scientific and technological development that we enjoy today. If this heritage has not reached our days, it is due to the Mathilde effect.
This phenomenon discredits the contributions of women in this field and has meant that their heritage is not properly known. It is therefore important to encourage STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) vocations among women, not only for advancement and innovation, but also for reasons of social justice.
Why look to the past when you can also look to the present? In addition to saving the stories of pioneering women in science and technology, it is important to highlight the fundamental role that women currently play in these fields and to set their example. Recognizing women who lead important businesses and make meaningful contributions can inspire others to follow in their footsteps towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all.
This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original.