Building an AI Solution to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work
In this two-month challenge, the community and the Zero Abuse Project is working on an AI tool that evaluates the risk factors that suggest potential predatory individuals within an organization and those associated with the cover-up.
Sexual abuse in the workplace is unwelcome sexual behavior, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. It can be physical, verbal or written.
Sexual abuse is not consensual interaction, flirtation or friendship. Sexual abuse is covered in the workplace when it happens at work, work-related events, or between people sharing the same workplace.
The challenge goal
In this two-month challenge, we will look into different organizational datasets about sexual abuse behavior and build models to identify a) patterns in sexual abusers, b) corrupt practices and policies that institutions take in protecting the bad actors in their organization. Part of the challenge will involve collecting and aggregating data.
Our collaborators are Senator Joe Dunn (US Senator from the State of California) and Neil Sahota (an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations Artificial Intelligence subject matter expert, and Faculty at UC Irvine). The goal is to build an AI tool that will evaluate the risk factors that suggest potential predatory individuals within an organization and those associated with the cover-up.
More information regarding ZeroAbuse.AI technology and vision can be found in the following video.
Currently, 40 collaborators from 17 countries are solving this challenge!
Zero Abuse Project (ZAP) is an organization committed to transforming institutions in order to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse.
ZAP's Founder Jeff Anderson is widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation. In nearly four decades as a litigator, Jeff has represented thousands of survivors and their families and has tried over two hundred and fifty jury trials to verdict across the country through the crucible of the courtroom.
The AI for Good Global Summit is THE leading action-oriented, global & inclusive United Nations platform on AI. The Summit is organized by the ITU with XPRIZE Foundation, in partnership with UN Sister agencies, Switzerland and ACM.