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.
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.
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.
- Coded Bias website
- Coded Bias Activist Tool Kit (with book recommendations and more)
- Algorithmic Justice League – Unmasking AI harms and biases (Founded by the film’s subject Joy Buolamwini)
- Virtual Science on Screen conversation: CNN commentator Van Jones moderates a discussion with Coded Bias< director Shalini Kantayya, Algorithmic Justice League founder and Coded Bias< subject Joy Buolamwini, Algorithms of Oppression author Safiya Umoja Noble, Clare Garvie, lead author of Georgetown Law's The Perpetual Lineup report, Kade Crockford, director of the ACLU's Technology for Liberty Program, and Alvaro Bedoya, founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law.
- Post-film Q&A from our November 17, 2020 screening