Coded Bias – Screening and Community Discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Thursday, March 25, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces or the faces of women than others, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in artificial intelligence (AI). As it turns out, algorithms, data, and computers are not neutral. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by these troubling discoveries, Buolamwini goes on to start the Algorithmic Justice League and joins a group of pioneering women to shed a light on the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.

This film will also be available on PBS from March 23 to March 31. You can watch the film on your own or as part of our group screening on March 25th, which will be followed by a community conversation on Zoom about the challenges of technology, facial recognition, surveillance, and what we need to do to preserve and protect our fundamental rights.

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Schedule for March 25:

6PM – Film Screening

7:30PM – Community conversation on Zoom with opportunities for small group discussion.

This event has been organized by the Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies.

Sponsors: ITVS; Independent Lens; Sno-King Meaningful Movies; Everett Meaningful Movies; Beacon Arts; Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies;

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 90 min

Director: Shalini Kantayya

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