In this 2-part event, you will get personalized access to view the 2020 documentary film Coded Bias (90 minutes) and a further link to join a 60-minute livestream discussion with the filmmaker, Shalini Kantayya in conversation with Sarah Kaplan.
When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of colour working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further. What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centring the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, colour, and gender? The film was an Official Selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize