On this #InternationalNonBinaryPeoplesDay, we’re bringing attention to the dangers non-binary folks can experience when computers are used to identify people’s gender. Read the #thread to learn more and find out how you can support our non-binary siblings today. 🧵
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Govts and companies are using #AIsystems to predict citizens’ and consumers’ gender. This kind of tech is built on the mistaken idea that there are only 2 genders: male and female, and that someone’s gender can be identified by how they look, sound, or simply by how they move.
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But what if someone identifies as neither male nor female?
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"I get misgendered enough by human beings. Why on earth would I want a robot to help with that? Programmatic misgendering just adds to the ocean of constant small comments we all swim in." Edited quote from a #nonbinary person.
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"Automatic gender recognition has no provable meaningful benefit. But it does have provable harm. Trans people should be concerned. It's bad technology, and it doesn't work, but there will always be someone willing to deploy it." Edited quote from a #nonbinary person.
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“If security cameras were constantly on the hunt for my gender, I think that I'd be brutalized. I think that I'd be exposed to a lot of violence that is unnecessary." Edited quote from a trans person.
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Show up for our non-binary siblings: help us pressure the European Union to ban the automated recognition of gender and sexuality and prevent such technology from being exported around the world. Sign the petition: allout.lgbt/ARGSentto

1:31 PM · Jul 14, 2021

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