Through The Lens: ‘Coded Bias’

Nov 13, 2020

MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she encountered a problem: The robot she was programming could not detect her own female, dark skinned face.

Shalini Kantayya’s documentary, Coded Bias, explores the fallout from Joy’s discovery that AI is neither racially nor gender neutral and introduces us to the rebels and misfits of data science. As the creators of the Algorithmic Justice League, Joy and her team work to increase awareness – including calling for legislation – about facial recognition technology that officials often use in surveillance, policing and much more. We'll talk with Shalini ahead of our screening about what happens when technology starts to encroach on our liberties, this Friday at noon.  

Please join us for our free online screening of Coded Bias followed by a Q&A with director Shalini Kantayya on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. MST. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.org.