Building Without Bias is an online dictionary that exposes the gender biases embedded within contemporary technology. The dictionary can be explored by typing a word into the search bar. When entered, a gender value is returned (from he to she); this value shows whether machines (or algorithms) currently see that word as male or female.

The gender values are based on word embedding induced using the word2vec method, trained on English Google News articles.

The dictionary may be used as a tool for research, creation and design.


Hannah Rozenberg