Hey there! We are closing out 2020 with a free virtual screening of Coded Bias thanks to Consumer Reports and we are hosting a discussion with members of The Algorithmic Justice League at 7 pm PT on the 14th.
You can watch the documentary for free until December 14th.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Register for the free virtual screening here.
- Add the AI LA virtual discussion to your calendar for Dec. 14th at 7 pm PT.
- Watch Coded Bias at your leisure before Dec. 14th.
About Coded Bias
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.
In Coded Bias, Director Shalini Kantayya illuminates our mass misconceptions about AI and emphasizes the urgent need for legislative protection. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudice, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by these remarkable and troubling discoveries, Buolamwini charts a way forward by joining ranks with other concerned experts to form a justice league committed to increasing awareness of the biases that underlie the technology that shapes our lives yet is largely free from legislative and public scrutiny.