Technology

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition technology is failing to recognise transgender people, new research has shown, raising concerns about discrimination as the use of the software becomes increasingly prevalent. Researchers at the US University of Colorado, Boulder, tested facial recognition systems from tech giants IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Clarifai, on photographs of trans men, and found they were […]

Uzbekistan: Gay man’s murder raises questions over human rights reforms

Uzbekistan: Gay man’s murder raises questions over human rights reforms

The murder of a gay man in Uzbekistan has cast the spotlight on the treatment of LGBT+ people in the country, and raised questions over government reforms aimed at attracting foreign investment, human rights activists have said. Shokir Shavkatov, 25, was stabbed to death inside his flat in the Central Asian nation’s capital earlier this […]

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

NUIG: Social Media Overload Affects Academic Performance – Study

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway has examined the problem of social media overload, which is the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information demands a person is exposed to through social media channels, that may require energy and […]

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

(Reuters) – Mathematician, Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking, but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s next 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday. “As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s […]

ILGA Europe: Webinar – Campaigning for intersex rights

ILGA Europe: Webinar – Campaigning for intersex rights

Are you campaigning for intersex rights? Are you supporting intersex groups in their campaigning efforts? Discover how to frame your messages about intersex issues. Register now for ILGA-Europe’s interactive webinar: Campaigning and message framing for intersex rights. ILGA-Europe will host an interactive webinar on campaigning and message framing for LGBTI activists and allies working on […]

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

Impact of Social Media on LGBT Community to be Highlighted by LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, will hold an event exploring the role of the internet in the lives of LGBT people, tomorrow, Wednesday, 14th June, 10.45am, at the headquarters of eir, 1 Heuston South Quarter, St. John’s Road, Dublin 8.  ‘It’s Good to Talk’, a positive […]

Successful LGBTQ Technology Entrepreneurs

Successful LGBTQ Technology Entrepreneurs

A high profile representation of the LGBTQ community in the technology industry is important, as it is the largest growth industry in the developed world, showing that LGBT people are capable of participating equally with others in this area without discrimination. LGBTQ organizations have been created to help ensure the community’s participation in this industry. […]