Joy Buolamwini in Coded Bias

Coded Bias


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Dir. Shalini Kantayya. USA, 2020, 90 mins. “Disruptive” technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) don’t always improve all aspects of society. The compelling new documentary Coded Bias exposes the gap between techno-optimism and reality. Focusing on the work of MIT computer scientist and activist Joy Buolamwini, the film reveals how software has the power to disseminate racial and gender bias at scale. In a pivotal moment for democracy and the regulation of big tech companies, Coded Bias brings attention to how these ubiquitous systems are designed, governed, and used. The women we see fighting for more humane and ethical technology are fighting for all of our futures. View trailer.

“This fast-moving, dynamically assembled film—which makes sharp use of classic sci-fi visual concepts and screen graphics to echo its themes—is here to remind us that the struggle between humans and machines over decision-making is only going to get messier.”The Hollywood Reporter

On Thursday, November 19, 8:30 p.m. ET: Join the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a live Science on Screen discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by CNN correspondent Van Jones. RSVP here.