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Coded Bias: Group Film Screening & Director Q&A
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 PM EDT
Ethics, Fairness and Bias in AI

Haven’t seen the film yet? The TWIMLfest Coded Bias screening is accessible through midnight US Pacific Time on Saturday, October 24th. To access the video, click Going or Interested above and you’ll receive a link and password via the email address you used to register for TWIMLfest.

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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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