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This is a special virtual Science on Screen event.

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Format: Streaming

CODED BIAS | Science On Screen® Nationwide Conversation

Superficial intelligence: Racial and gender bias in AI facial recognition systems
During this special nationwide, virtual Science on Screen event, the director of Coded Bias and scientists featured in the film discuss the biases underpinning facial recognition systems currently in use around the world, and their implications for the privacy and freedom of us all.

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Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

See Coded Bias on November 18 at 7:00pm during Utah Film Center’s free live-streamed screening presented as part of Through the Lens.

The film is also available to rent through our Cinema on Demand platform starting November 19. Proceeds from rentals benefit Utah Film Center and the filmmakers.

Film Synopsis
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.

Have questions or looking for resources after watching Coded Bias? Here is a list of resources from and about the film:




Live Stream, Science on Screen, Special Event

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM7:30 PM MST