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“Coded Bias” Film Screening and Q&A

December 2, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Ever wonder how facial recognition technology works? Does artificial intelligence have a bias? Explore these questions and more as filmmaker Shalini Kantayya explores algorithmic oppression and what can be done about it in her film “Coded Bias”.

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 the 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, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.


December 2, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Event Categories:


Communication, Film, and New Media
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

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