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Coded Bias | Film Screen and Discussion

sponsored by LA Tech4Good

Join us for the film screening of Coded Bias, one of the most pertinent films of recent memory. The Coded Bias documentary explores how algorithmic bias, including facial recognition, propagates discrimination and exacerbates inequalities. Watch the film during the week of February 22, then find out what you can do at the virtual event on Feb 25.

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The Coded Bias documentary explores how algorithmic bias, including facial recognition, propagates discrimination and exacerbates inequalities. Watch the film during the week of February 22, then find out what you can do at our virtual event on Feb 25.

About Coded Bias

When Joy Buolamwini, MIT Media Lab researcher, discovers that most facial recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. Coded Bias explores the fallout of this discovery, weaves the personal stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by unjust use of data, and shares ongoing efforts towards algorithmic justice.

The February 25 discussion

Come join breakout rooms with local leaders [listed below]. We’ll cover:

  1. Ways that we as individuals and communities can protect our own data and safeguard our personal information.

  2. How organizations, technologists and activists can combat bias and advocate for fair data practices.

You’ll leave with an action toolkit and stronger connections with others to tackle these issues.

Synopsis

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.

About Joy Buolamwini

Buolamwini’s 2018 Gender Shades paper prompted IBM and Microsoft to improve their facial recognition software, and she went on to found the Algorithmic Justice League, which fights for equitable and accountable artificial intelligence.

Official trailer on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/414917737

community partners

myCovidMD Women in Big Data SoCal Chapter CommonAlly Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall Young Professionals RISE Financial Pathways Shared Harvest Fund Data Con LA

Facilitators

Rachel Whaley, LA Tech4Good, USC Dawn Comer Hassan del Campo, myCovidMD, RISE Financial Pathways Marie Smith, Data 360 Solutions

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