Tobias Vestner of the Geneva Center for Security Policy

Interview with Tobias Vestner, of the Geneva Center for Security Policy on the #DisarmApp – the companion app to the Guide to International Disarmament Law, launched in partnership with UNIDIR in preparation for the Conference in Disarmament that takes place at the UN in Geneva. #Innovation #StudyGuide @TheGCSP @mayaplentz  #Disarmament #UNTreaties #DisarmamentTreaties #DisarmApp #UN

UNESCO: ética e inteligência artificial

By Maya Plentz United Nations, 26th February 2020 – A Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO) organiza esta semana, de 26 a 27 de fevereiro, na Costa Rica, um encontro internacional para combater a xenofobia na era da desinformação e da inteligência artificial (IA). Entrevistei o diretor do escritório…

UK Funding and STEM Research

By Maya Plentz Watch Dr. Rachel Oliver, Professor of Material Science, University of Cambridge, at the UK Parliament, speaking to the Science and Technology Commission, where she makes a request for review of UK funding mechanisms for #Research and #Innovation, to uncover biases that prevent women and minorities to access said funds. UK House of…

Venture Capital Funding

Speech delivered at the World Summit on the Information Society organized under the auspices of the UN agency for telecommunications, ITU, and UNESCO  Geneva, 10thApril 2019 Follow me on Twitter @MayaPlentz  By Maya Plentz We have seen businesses all over the globe reckon with issues of accountability in the year 2018. It is great that so many…

2019 World Summit on the Information Society

Geneva, 10 April 2019 By Aida Mahmutović Ms Sarah Clatterbuck (Director of Engineering, YouTube-Google) said that without representation of women, technology is developed with gender bias which has grave implications for women in society. Biases are shown in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. AI has shown that facial recognition has a 1% error rate for…

Business Insider UK Tech 100

London, January 2016 By Maya Plentz Business Insider UK celebrated London’s tech with a list of its 100 top influencers.   This is the second year that the American business, celebrity,  and tech news website publishes the list.  Last year there were only 50 on the list.  2016 brings that number to 100. And while there…

Women and Venture Capital

Geneva, 2018 By Maya Plentz In 2016, only 7% of the partners in venture capital firms in the US were women, and just 1.9% of venture capital funding went to female founders. How can we change this landscape? There was a little bit of progress in 2017, reported an article by Fortune magazine: “all-women teams…