"societal pressures encourage women to be more uncertain than their male counterparts" Illustration by DALL-E

Do societal pressures encourage women to be more uncertain than their male counterparts?

ChatGPT is impressive … it works like magic. But how robust are its answers, compared to recent academic results? ChatGPT can write about the Neo-Assyrian period, but what if a major archeological discovery were made that would change everything we know about this period. How long would it take for ChatGPT to adjust its knowledge?
We’ve prompted ChatGPT with some of the research questions of the paper “Editing a Woman’s Voice” (2022, Anna M. Costello, Ekaterina Fedorova, Zhijing Jin, and Rada Mihalcea).

The Gender Gap in Computer Science — A Bibliometric Analysis

Abstract— The low share of women in computer science is documented by many surveys. Most of these studies are based on registrations or enrolments of universities or other scientific institutions. In this paper, we present a new approach to a) analyse the gender gap in the group of scientists that are currently active in research and b) classify differences for different fields of computer science. This group comprises professors, industrial researchers, senior lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students shortly before finishing their theses. The proportion of women in a specific scientific area of computer science might provide valuable information for strategies to recruit women as postdocs or professors.

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