“Coded Bias” explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.
The panel discussion features Shalini Kantayya, director of the film and Jeannette Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute at Columbia University and Professor of Computer Science, with Susan E. McGregor, journalist and co-chair of the Data Science Institute’s Center for Data, Media, and Society, as moderator.
After you register on the streaming platform Labocine, you will be able to view the live discussion at 3 pm on Oct. 21 and concurrently start having access to the film. You can choose to watch the panel live or it will be available permanently on Facebook video and ISF YouTube. If you miss the film, you will need to get a REPLAY pass to watch it exclusively on Labocine.com until the remainder of the festival (Oct 23). We encourage everyone interested in the event to RSVP starting today in order to receive a reminder the day of the event. You can also click “Going” in the Facebook event.