Expert Systems — A Women’s Perspective

  • Margaret Bruce
  • Alison Adam
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)


Although3 there is a tradition of research on gender and technology and in particular women and computing, the subject of women and expert systems has received scant attention. There may well be a number of issues which are important for women, relating to education, employment and everyday life. How does a novel technology like expert systems reinforce and reproduce gender divisions and what opportunities are there for women to influence the design of this new technology? In this paper we want to begin to explore these issues. The paper also reports expected impacts of expert systems on women’s roles, as identified by a group of women during a Technical Assessment (TA) workshop at the 1988 Women into Computing Conference.


Expert System Technological Change Technology Assessment Technology Assessment Gender Prejudice 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Bruce
    • 1
  • Alison Adam
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester School of ManagementUMISTManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of ComputationUMISTManchesterUK

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