Coded Bias: Film Screening
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Wednesday, October 21st at 5:00 PM
AI and the Arts

Join us for a screening of the acclaimed film Coded Bias. Check back here for a link to the film on Wednesday, October 21st to watch on your own schedule, or join us for a group viewing on Saturday, October 24th at 10 AM US PST, followed by a discussion with the director and key figures from the film.

Film Synopsis: Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence 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, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Panel Description: This panel discussion will explore the societal implications of the biases embedded within AI algorithms. The conversation will discuss examples of AI systems with disparate impact across industries and communities, what can be done to mitigate this disparity, and opportunities to get involved. Panelists, including Director Shalini Kantayya, Meredith Broussard, and Deb Raji will each share insight into their experience working on and researching bias in AI systems and the sometimes oppressive and dehumanizing impact they can have on people in the real world.

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