Conor Rigby on making the Internet a fairer space for women and marginalised groups
Muses are our inspiration. Your muse comes from the deepest parts of your imagination and guides you to new ideas. Inspiring literature, comedy, art, poetry and more, the classical Muses – from ancient Greece – had one thing in common: they were all women. And today, it’s technology. We turn towards the Internet for inspiration. Then what is this gender bias that runs so deep within it consistently? Why are all voice assistants female, and what implications does that have? (Think Alexa, Siri, and basically every robot assistant in the movies). This month’s speaker, Conor Rigby, asks just that. It’s time we question our muses (and ourselves). Join us!