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Indie Lens Pop-Up ~ Coded Bias

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
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Follow an investigation into AI and widespread bias in the technology that shapes our lives

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.

Run Time: 

88 min.

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