“Coded Bias” Film Screening and Filmmaker Discussion Thursday, Dec. 2

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“Coded Bias” is “[A] fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Come see this groundbreaking film that explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya will join us via Zoom for a Q & A.

Thursday, Dec. 2nd

5:30 Snacks
6:00 pm “Coded Bias”
7:30 pm Virtual Q&A with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya


About the Filmmkaer:
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya´s Coded Bias, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She directed for the National Geographic television series Breakthrough, Executive Produced by Ron Howard, broadcast globally in June 2017. Her debut, Catching the Sun, premiered at the LA Film Festival and was named a NY Times Critic’s Pick. Catching the Sun released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo Di Caprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award of the Best Documentary. Kantayya is a TED Fellow, a William J. Fulbright Scholar, and an Associate of the UC Berkley Graduate School of Journalism.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, Film, and New Media and the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.

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