Is the A.I industry a monoculture?

I've worked in the machine learning sector for many years - at giant corporations and small startups. One thing that strikes me as true everywhere, is that the A.I industry is dominated by young men, which have very similar educational & socioeconomic backgrounds and related interests & hobbies. Women, older people and people with unusual career paths are a rare anomaly in A.I, to name just a few examples that illustrate the lack of diversity. Is the A.I industry a monoculture? And if so, what are the implications of that for the industry & world?

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