Are there differences between a woman’s brain and a man’s brain? The answer, of course, is no, but many “scientific speculations” have long claimed otherwise. For example, 125 years ago, the influential French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon used the portable cephalometer to declare that women “represent the lowest forms of human development.” Or what it says that women’s brains will be better equipped to empathize with intuition, while men are predisposed to reason and action.
This and similar stories have been dropped with data by British neuroscientist Georgina Rippon in her bestselling book. gender brain (2019). The academic is one of the guests at the end of a day Future Conference 2022on Friday, January 21, which is calledDigitization: Binary Hackingtitle that aims to reveal how women are turning to new technologies to end a binary culture that separates, divides, and limits people’s possibilities based on their gender. This event is jointly organized by the Future Congress, Future Foundation meetings (FEF) with initiative our voice and BHP Foundation, sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation (See the full program at the end of the note).
The Undersecretary for Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Carolina Torrealba, said, “This event will bring us high-level international and national speakers, demonstrating that the issues that today are moving forward and revolutionizing the world also have female authorship.
For Alejandra Garces, Director of BHP Chile, “This event will help debunk many myths. Skills are the same between men and women, and the problem is access and a sense of ability. Digital literacy is key to spreading the skills needed in the 21st century, but we see that Many segments of women still see the technology as elusive.”
Along the same lines, Monica Retamal, CEO of the Codia Foundation, asserts that Digitized “calls us on to take responsibility so that the potential to disrupt current technology reaches all women. Those who know how to use it achieve greater empowerment and flexibility in the different dimensions of their work and social life, as well as the participation of citizens and culture. This translates into better opportunities and, ultimately, greater well-being.”
In turn, Fernanda Ondoraga, Director of International Relations at FEF and Coordinator of Digitized, confirms, “We realized that it was time for women to spend an entire day at Future Congress to define guidelines and talk about their experiences. For this reason, we will analyze the way in which women and different social groups have used technology. and digital spaces to make their voice visible and enhance their voice.”
Specifically similar to giving a woman’s opinion, initiative our voice, which collected voice messages from 16,000 women to be subsequently processed by artificial intelligence. It will be presented on that day by Alejandra Garces, with the participation of Susana Claro, co-founder of TeachChileand Juan Pablo Luna, Academician of Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Academic Coordinator of Loom platform.
In this regard, Alejandra Garces asserts that “the Nuestra Foz initiative was born in the context of a social outbreak and epidemic to highlight what different groups of women think and feel. For BHP, women’s empowerment and gender equality is transversal in everything we do; For this reason, we also promote projects, such as your chance With UN Women and shared responsibility with the women’s community and campaign Didos CrispsAnd And participate in the organization of this conference in the future conference ».
Like all conference committees in the future, “Digitized: Hacking the Binary” will be broadcast on Friday, January 21, openly and for free on the website. www.congresofuturo.cl and social networks associated with the event.
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-09.40 hours. Historical. Exhibition “The Historical Context of Women’s Participation in Public, Private and Digital Life”, Maria de Los Angeles Fernandez, Doctor of Political Science, Founder and Chair Hi Women Foundation, author of Dreams about Equality: Records on Feminism in Chile (2020). agenda here.
-10.00 hours. From conviction to action. After the presentation “Reflecting on Science and Gender +” by Carolina Torrealba, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Madeleine de Nuno, President and CEO of Geena Davis Institute, in Los Angeles (USA), an organization that seeks to break down gender stereotypes in the media and cinema. Refers to the topic “Women’s work through cooperation and activism”. agenda here.
10.30 am. Enabling experiences. After a presentation by Senator Carolina Goic, a member of Future Challenges Authority From the Senate, exposes Monica Ritamal, CEO of Code and Technology Entrepreneur, which will refer to “Experience Empowering Women through Social Enterprises”. agenda here.
-10.55 hours. Gender, Education and Technologies. Following the introduction of Isidora Guzmán, a compact and creative young activist Find your place, takes the floor Inese Podgaiska, Secretary General of Northern Association of Female Engineers, active in the responsible development of artificial intelligence, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and life opportunities for all in society, to address the topic of “Education and Empowerment of Women through Technological Tools.” agenda here.
-11.15 hours. Digital platforms for feminism. Pedro Uribe, founder of the foundation masculine illusion, reflects the challenges of the masculine and presents a panel discussion on “Digital Activism for Empowerment”, with the participation of Candy RodriguezConsultant in technology, feminism, digital security and human rights. Camilla Magnet, journalist, web director Cocktails; And Antonia Larrain, activist in the movement body positive. agenda here.
-12.00 hours. Artificial intelligence for gender equality. Presentation by Valentina Muñoz, co-founder of the NGO Young Women Ideas Association (Amoji), to moderate the panel discussion on “Artificial Intelligence, Its Potential and Risks in Relation to Gender Equality,” composed by Valentine Goddard, expert AI attorney and DD.HH, founder IA . Impact Alliance (Canada); and Renata Avila, CEO of Open Knowledge Foundation (United States of America). agenda here.
-12:45 pm Our vote. After the presentation by Alejandra Garces, Director BHP Chile Foundation ProgramSusanna Claro, co-founder of TeachChile and initiative our voice; and Juan Pablo Luna, Academician of Political Science at the Bi-Catholic University of Chile and Our Voice Actor. agenda here.
1:05 p.m. Digital spaces as places for change. Presentation of Nerea de Ugarte, founder of the Social Gathering body rebellion (Chili pepper); Then expose Paula Santana, the expert digital lawyer and founder of Internet, a company that develops and manufactures a network of autonomous drones for transportation and logistics in Silicon Valley. agenda here.
-1:25 p.m. Symbols for communicating science and feminism. Nicholas Fernandez, Executive Director of the FEF and Future Congress, and Fernanda Ondoraga, Director of Legal and International Relations at FEF will be present. agenda here.
1:40 pm Nervousness, brain and prejudice. After the introduction of Polina Bokas, director of the initiative Let’s encourage scholarly vocations (Provokes), concludes the day with a reflection on Georgina Rippon, neuroscientist and author of the book gender brainProfessor Emeritus of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston brain center, at Aston University (UK), on the “lack of neurological differences between men and women and progress towards true equality”. agenda here.
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