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Google moves to curb gender bias in translation application

Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. The move comes amid criticism that Google Translate often defaulted to masculine names when it converted text to another language. "Over the course of this year, there's been an effort across Google to promote fairness and reduce bias in machine learning," product manager James Kuczmarski said in a blog post. Up to now, the translate program provided only one translation for a query, often choosing the masculine…

Saudi body appears to retract call to end gender segregation

RIYADH: A Saudi body seems to have backtracked on a new initiative calling to end prayer-time store closures and gender segregation in public places - potentially divisive reforms for the deeply conservative kingdom. Arabic-language newspaper Okaz reported that the Quality of Life program to improve life in Saudi Arabia had cited both practices as requiring “immediate change” in order to increase the public’s participation in its activities and boost investor confidence. The article, published on Friday, was later…

Marvi appointed to seat of WB’s Advisory Council on Gender, Development

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has been appointed to a seat of World Bank's Advisory Council on Gender and Development. Marvi, who is in Washington to attend the Annual Spring Meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund, said the appointment is an honour for her and the country. She gave a briefing about the performance of BISP and urged the World Bank partners to use the National Data Registry compiled by BISP for their development programs. Marvi Memon vowed to…

Woman says her marriage becomes stronger after husband changes gender

DURHAM: A woman disclosed how her marriage became stronger than ever after her husband told her that he wanted to live as a woman. According to details, a 48-year old female Fiona Bosanquet in Durham county was shocked when her spouse Stephen told her that he wanted to change his gender and live as Stephanie. She opposed her husband's wish but decided to let him change his sex. The couple have been married for 28 years and have four children Abigail, 27, Angela 24, Jack 18, and Amy, 16. They first met on a blind…

Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF

GENEVA: The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered "a dramatic slowdown", the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Wednesday. Despite the fact women have made major gains in educational achievement -- catching or surpassing men in 95 countries -- women still earn less in exchange for longer hours, are less likely to have a job and are far less likely to have a senior or managerial post, the report said. The Geneva-based WEF has tracked the…