“I don't post porn”: Norwegian master's thesis about OnlyFans

The competition on the popular site was fierce. In the beginning, the women made a decent profit from their content, but then the income dwindled, writes Astrid Rokstad in the masters blog.

AI is trained using old, gender-conservative data

However, in a recent report on artificial intelligence in the public sector, only three per cent of the participants believe that new technology increases the risk of discrimination. The lack of awareness is alarming, says one of the authors. 

Interactive technology and "co-creation" foster diversity at the museum

Digital technology and interaction with the public will help increase diversity and highlight women in the Technical Museum's exhibitions.

Can artificial intelligence affect gender equality?

A new knowledge overview provides a review of all Norwegian research on equality and artificial intelligence. From this overview, it is evident that we are not prepared for the consequences that the new technology might have for gender equality.

Updated innovation concept means greater diversity

Innovation has typically been thought of as involving patents, licences and start-ups. Today, innovation researchers have a far broader understanding of the concept, believes research leader Espen Solberg.

Feminist scientists criticise gender bias in the tech industry

Whatever you find when you google depends on the people who have developed the algorithms. American researcher fears enhanced sexism and racism unless the IT sector begins to promote diversity.

Cars are still designed for men

With its research on safety for all, Volvo has a clear gender perspective on industrial innovation. So far they are quite alone in this respect.

Intelligent robots may strengthen gender norms

Machines and technology increasingly fill more and more human functions. According to researchers, society’s gender roles affect the development of robots and artificial intelligence, but technology may also shape ideas about gender.

Design may alter gender stereotypes

Subconscious attitudes towards women and men affect design. According to researcher Nina Lysbakken, designers need to be aware of their own power to shape ideas about gender.

Assisted fertilisation has become natural

The debate concerning reproductive technology in Norway challenges the limits for what is considered natural pregnancy.

Empowered by electricity

The introduction of electricity in India and Afghanistan may save lives and reduce the oppression of women. But the picture is far from black and white.

Clear link between sexting and intimate partner violence

Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Why women choose ICT

“It’s about time that we explore what includes women in the ICT field and stop focusing on what excludes them,” says Knut Holtan Sørensen, who recently published a book on the topic.

Gender blind research on innovation

Are new ideas primarily shaped within male dominated industries? Due to gender stereotypes, some businesses are valued more than others, claims Norwegian researcher.

Online computer games force women into the closet

Women conceal their gender in order to avoid harassment in the gaming community and in the outside world.


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