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Computer science communities: Who is speaking, and who is listening to the women? Using an ethics of care to promote diverse voices

M Cheong, K Leins, S Coghlan

FAccT 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency | Published : 2021

Abstract

Those working on policy, digital ethics and governance often refer to issues in 'computer science', that includes, but is not limited to, common subfields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Science (CS) Computer Security (InfoSec), Computer Vision (CV), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Systems, (IS), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Systems Architecture. Within this framework, this paper is a preliminary exploration of two hypotheses, namely 1) Each community has differing inclusion of minoritised groups (using women as our test case, by identifying female-sounding names); and 2) Even where women exist in a community, they are not publishe..

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