Virtual Screening Room Wed, Nov 18 - Fri, Dec 11
Event Info
Dialogue:director Shalini Kantayya
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Virtual Film Category:Science on Screen
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:90 minutes
Director:Shalini Kantayya
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


Coded Bias will be followed by a virtual conversation with director Shalini Kantayya and UI Professor Deborah Whaley, recorded live on FilmScene's Facebook page Friday, November 20 at 8pm CST.

"A fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege."
- New York Times

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

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