Coded Bias

Coded Bias

A FILM BY: Shalini Kantayya

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

“A chilling plunge into Orwellian reality.” — Hollywood Reporter

“CODED BIAS serves as both a wake-up call (to invasive practices the public doesn't yet realize are being implemented) and a call to action.” — Variety

A fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege.” — RogerEbert.com

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 90 mins
Format: Digital