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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.

2020. Documentary. 85 min. NR.

Shalini Kantayya’s Coded Bias effectively brings to light a modern civil rights issue that can be proven with data.

Nick Allen -

Coded Bias¬†serves as both a wake-up call (to invasive practices the public doesn’t yet realize are being implemented) and a call to action.

Valerie Complex - Variety

[A] fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege.

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