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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Coded Bias

Wednesday, March 10

10:00-11:30 a.m. CST

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Coded Bias Virtual Screening & Talkback

When MIT 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 that shapes the technology in our lives.

Come together for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up online screening of Coded Bias featuring talkback with panelists TBA. 

This event is hosted by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Milwaukee PBS with support from ITVS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS. 

RSVP to watch Coded Bias from the comfort and safety of your home. 

FREE

About Coded Bias by Shalini Kantayya

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovered that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces, she delved into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence (AI) is not neutral. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by these troubling realities, Buolamwini joins a group of pioneering women to shed a light on the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy. 

Coded Bias will air on PBS's Independent Lens on Monday, March 22, 2021.