Skip to main content

Gender Bias In AI | Understanding with Unbabel

“Man is to computer programmer as woman is to____”

Common sense says that the missing term should be computer programmer because the term is not intrinsically gendered, unlike king and queen, but a computer with a standard word embedding system would probably complete it “Man is to computer programmer as woman is to homemaker.”

In this episode, we explain how our unconscious biases can be passed down to machine learning algorithms.


Illustration, Animation and Sound Design: Favo Studio


Every day it seems like machines learn more and more and the content we consume says less and less. That’s why we’re building Understanding with Unbabel — a deeply human take on language, artificial intelligence, and the way they’re transforming customer experience.

About Unbabel

At Unbabel, we believe language shouldn’t stand in the way of relationships. By combining human expertise and artificial intelligence, we give businesses and their customers the ability to understand each other, make smarter choices, and have richer experiences.