Technological World for March 8, consumer tech: Embrace equity for IWD 2023, iPhone goes yellow

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Women and girls are underrepresented in the tech world and we all need to work to change that. Plus, a new mellow yellow colour for iPhone 14.

International Women’s Day calls on us to #EmbraceEquity

Wednesday was a day to celebrate women but also to recognize that there’s still work that needs to be done to create true equity in our society.

On International Women’s Day 2023, UN Women, an organization set up by the United Nations to deliver programs and to define standards for women’s rights, issued a challenge for governments, activists, and the private sector to ‘power on’ in their efforts to shape a safer, more inclusive, and more equitable digital world for all..

Women and girls are underrepresented in the field of technology, whether referring to the creation of it or the use of it. And the problem of gender bias is another challenge.

Artificial intelligence (AI), for example, is inherently biased in large part because of the biased view of the people working in the area and the limited data sets that are used in the machine learning.

Get an iPhone 14 in yellow, just in time for spring

Apple announced this week that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are being released in yellow. Prices start at CAN$1,099 and the new coloured handsets will be available next week (March 14; pre-orders open on Friday). You can trade in an older iPhone and also take advantage of interest-free financing.


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