That’s according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). It found that despite the fact the gender pay gap (the difference between average earnings for men and women) has been narrowing over recent years, there’s still 202 years ahead before the compensation parity is finally reached. The process could get even lengthier if progress is not made in bringing more women into the workforce, said WEF. “We’re looking at these big, structural changes, which I think are creating a drag on what was a stronger momentum before towards gender equality,” Saadia Zahidi, managing director and head of social and economic agendas at the World Economic Forum, told CNBC.  Mapping the world’s most robot-aided nations The gender gap is three times larger in the highly-technical Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry than in other sectors, with women making up just 22 percent of the workforce. That is not only harmful for advancing pay parity and gender equality more generally, but also creates issues for the technology itself, said the report. Rise of Artificial Intelligence could hurt women’s careers & widen gender gap – WEF

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