When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of color working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further. What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centering the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, CODED BIAS asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?
Join us immediately following the screening of CODED BIAS for a post-film discussion (via Zoom) with FIU’s Dr. Mark Finlayson, Code For South Florida’s director Gregory Johnson and technologist Ernie Hsiung. The discussion will start promptly at 8:35pm (EST).