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The Next Wave with Young Sohn – The path to a more equal startup scene
Although the tech world aims to be free from human biases, the startup scene still has structural barriers that can hinder female entrepreneurship. What can be done to change this and why does it matter? In the latest episode of the Samsung interview series “The Next Wave,” Samsung’s president and chief strategy officer, Young Sohn, talks to Catherine Bischoff, chief relationship officer at Factory Berlin about what the startup ecosystem can do to become fairer and more diverse.
The path to a more equal startup scene
One hope of advancing technology is to move our societies beyond human prejudices and create a more equal and just world. Data, after all, ought to be objective. But again and again, we’ve seen the biases of our old systems creeping into our new ones as well. From job recruiting software that favours male candidates to facial recognition that can’t read different skin tones, “smart” technology hasn’t always been so smart.
The problem is not the nature of these technologies but the implicit and often unknown biases of those who create it – a group …
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