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‘Coded Bias’ Virtual Screening
March 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for a virtual screening of the film ‘Coded Bias’ and a panel discussion after with local experts.
When: Thursday, March 18 at 6:30PM
When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces or the faces of women than others, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in artificial intelligence (AI).
As it turns out, algorithms, data, and computers are not neutral. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks.
Emboldened by these troubling discoveries, Buolamwini goes on to start the Algorithmic Justice League and joins a group of pioneering women to shed a light on the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.
Film runtime is 60 minutes, followed by a panel discussion.
Be sure to tune into the WSKG broadcast of the film on March 24, 2021.