Q & A with Geena Davis: If She Can See It, She Can Be It

| June 7, 2020

Academy Award winner and activist Geena Davis is working with USC Viterbi researchers to help build a more inclusive world, starting with the silver screen.

In 2016, Geena Davis launched the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ), which uses artificial intelligence to identify gender, speaking time and additional details about characters in the media. Photo/Geena Davis.

Despite the fact that women make up half the population and female-led movies have dominated the box office in recent years, women — and their voices — remain conspicuously underrepresented in film. Geena Davis, Academy Award winner and star of such classic female empowerment movies as “Thelma and Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” plans to change that — with a little help from artificial intelligence and a team of USC computer scientists.

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