Growing role of artificial intelligence in our lives is ‘too important to leave to men’

Posted by mbaehrlxer on Aug 24, 2017 12:16 PM EDT; By Wendy Hall
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I must not have got the memo, because as a young lecturer in computer science at the University of Southampton in 1985 I was unaware that “women didn’t do computing”.

Southampton had always recruited a healthy number of women to study computing in our fledgling department, and a quarter of the staff were women, but the student lists for the new academic year showed that quite suddenly, or so it appeared, we’d achieved the unenviable record of having no female students in that year’s intake.

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