Indie Lens Pop-Up Online Screening: Coded Bias

Join us online for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the documentary CODED BIAS, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya and computer scientist Joy Buolamwini of the MIT Media Lab.

When Buolamwini discovered that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces or the faces of women, she delved into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence (AI) is not neutral. From the facial scanning used in policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. CODED BIAS explores the findings of Buolamwini and her pioneering colleagues, revealing the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.

Featuring upcoming documentaries from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Indie Lens Pop-up is presented in Connecticut by the Yale Film Study Center, CPTV, and PBS’s Independent Lens.

Event time: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Free but register in advance