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The Belcourt presents CODED BIAS as a Science on Screen selection, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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

“Thought-provoking. 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.” —Valerie Complex, Variety

“CODED BIAS contains discovery after discovery about the problems emerging in this field of technology, and, much worse, how little is being done to solve it.” —Brian Tallerico,

“Despite the array of human rights’ infringements that it depicts, the film is not all doom and gloom — namely in its focus on [Joy] Buolamwini and the actions of her ‘Algorithmic Justice League’ to fight for government regulation of these technologies and to educate people about their potential pitfalls that gives CODED BIAS an undercurrent of hopefulness.” —Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

Thu, Nov 19, 7:30pm CST | Join us for a celebration of the national release of CODED BIAS
Beyond Minority Report: A Look at Artificial Intelligence and Law Enforcement

Moderated by CNN Commentator Van Jones

Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League; Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Author, Algorithms of Oppression; Clare Garvie, Researcher, The Perpetual Line-Up; and Shalini Kantayya, Director, CODED BIAS; with Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU; and Alvaro Bedoya, Founding Director, Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law

Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre,
with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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