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Coded Bias

1hr 30mins
Directed by
Shalini Kantayya
Joy Buolamwini, Silkie Carlo, Jenny Jones

Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) 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.

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Ends Thursday!

Plus, watch our virtual discussion moderated by CNN Commentator Van Jones, featuring Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Author, Algorithms of Oppression, Clare Garvie, Researcher, The Perpetual Lineup, Shalini Kantayya, director of Coded Bias, Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU, and Alvaro Bedoya, Founding Director, Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law.

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