Coded Bias (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m

Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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This film will be available for viewing March 3rd - 14th

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, she is compelled to investigate further. It turns out that artificial intelligence, which was defined by a homogeneous group of men, is not neutral. What Buolamwini learns about widespread bias in algorithms drives her to push the U.S. government to create the first-ever legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives.

Centering on the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?

This film has closed captions available. Please manually turn on closed captions using the “CC” logo at the bottom of the player screen when you play the title.

Director

Shalini Kantayya

Producer

Shalini Kantayya

Producer

Sabine Hoffman

Editor

Alex Gilwit

Cinematographer

Steve Acevedo

Composer

Katya MihailovaI

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Countries

United States, United Kingdom, China, South Africa

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