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 Through the Lens: Post-Film Q & A

November 18th, 2020 at 7:00PM (VIRTUAL EVENT)


Science On Screen Nationwide Conversation

November 19th, 2020 at 5:00PM  (VIRTUAL EVENT)

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Join the Tanner Center for Human Rights, Through the Lens and the Utah Film Center for CODED BIAS, Wednesday November 18 at 7:00 pm. Following the film we will have a Q&A with the film’s director, moderated by KUER Radio West host Doug Fabrizio.

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.

On Thursday November 19 at 5:00 pm, we are promoting the national conversation with the Coolidge Corner Theater and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for Superficial intelligence: Racial and gender bias in AI facial recognition systems. During this special nationwide, virtual Science on Screen event, the director of Coded Bias and scientists featured in the film discuss the biases underpinning facial recognition systems currently in use around the world, and their implications for the privacy and freedom of us all.

Last Updated: 3/31/21