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Coded Bias Shalini Kantayya

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) 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, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

CREDITS

Directed and produced by Shalini Kantayya
Edited by Kantayya, Zachary Ludescher, and Alexandra Gilwit
Cinematography by Steve Acevedo
Music by Katya Mihailova

SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS

 Engineering
 Technology
 Psychology

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