Sunday May 03, 2015

Women at work in image search

A stock image you'll find on Flickr if you search for "business people."

A stock image you'll find on Flickr if you search for "business people." (Steve Wilson/Flickr)

Listen 9:07

There's new research about how genders are represented in image search results for occupations. One of the researchers is Cynthia Matuszek, a professor of Computer Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County. She explores how images reflecting various jobs might influence our perceptions about those occupation, and how they can reflect bias and perpetuate gender stereotypes.