Coded Bias - Best of Fest, Science on Screen



2020

RUNTIME: 90 Minutes

 

Meet Joy Buolamwini, your new favorite superhero. Shalini Kantayya's sobering and gripping documentary plays like an episode of "Black Mirror" as we meet Buolamwini, an irrepressible "poet of code" who, while working at MIT, discovers deep inaccuracies in facial recognition technology when it encounters dark-skinned or female faces. She then sets out to do something about it, forming the "Algorithmic Justice League" to combat inequities in both who codes and how technology ought to be regulated.


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