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Shalini Kantayya

Film Director & Producer
7th Empire Media
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Shalini Kantayya is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and activist known for her debut feature film Catching the Sun, which focuses on the race for a clean energy future. Catching the Sun premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. Most recently Shalini directed the critically acclaimed film Coded Bias, which explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. Shalini Kantayya's production company 7th Empire Media works to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through imaginative film and television that makes real impact.

Podcast Episodes

Conference Sessions

Fairness and Bias in AI
TWIMLfest  2020
Join Shalini Kantayya, Meredith Broussard, and Deb Raji for a screening of the film Coded Bias. Panelists will discuss the societal implications of the biases embedded within AI algorithms, examples of AI systems with disparate impact across industries and communities, and what can be done about it.