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Women are the secret ingredient in Latin America’s outsized returns

Looking at the current Latin America numbers, one can only be hopeful that more investment into female co-founders will promote further growth in the region. ...

Pinterest’s diversity report is missing some key data

Pinterest today released its latest diversity report, showing slight gains in representation of underrepresented minorities while also hitting its three hiring goals. The company has long been recognized as an industry leader when it comes to promoting diversity and inclusion. It was one of the first tech companies to publicly release diversity data, and in ...

Propublica offering diversity scholarships for students to attend 2020 journalism conferences

If you or someone you know is a US-based student interested in attending conferences such as Investigative Reporters and Editors, The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, or National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, then you should consider applying for Propublica's Diversity Scholarship program, which offers $750 bursaries "to students ...

Uber kicks off adaptive electric scooter pilot in SF

Uber’s JUMP has started its adaptive scooter pilot in partnership with San Francisco Bike Rentals. This is part of Uber’s permit with the city of San Francisco, which requires all electric scooter operators pilot adaptive scooter share. “We’re committed to helping improve access to transportation for everyone in San Francisco and we believe our adaptive ...

Away co-founder Steph Korey, who allegedly fostered a toxic culture, is back

Away co-founder Steph Korey, the one who stepped down as CEO following reports of her role in creating a toxic culture, is back at the helm of the luggage startup, The New York Times reports. The original plan was for Lululemon COO Stuart Haselden to take over today and, in a way, he will. Though, ...

BAFTA head responds to backlash over lack of diversity in 2020 nominations

01.07.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The 2020 BAFTA nominations are out, and have landed with an infuriating thud. The nominees for the 73rd British Academy Film Awards were announced on Tuesday to public criticism over the lack of nods for people of colour and women.  The backlash... ...

This company wants to use AI to help you pretend to increase diversity

Generated Photos is the latest ****** startup that sounds like a joke from "Silicon Valley" that someone took too far. From their announcement on Medium:

Generated Photos is the free resource of 100k faces for you to use however you wish. But these aren’t just common faces. They were produced completely by artificial intelligence ...

How Airbnb handles discrimination claims

When disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, who is blind and deaf, booked an apartment in London via Airbnb last month, she says the host cancelled her reservation after she disclosed that her guide dog would be joining her. Prior to the cancellation, Girma and the host, Kirk Truman, had a lengthy exchange over the course ...