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You and AI: Coded Bias Film Screening and Q&A

Thu 15th - Thu 15th July 2021, 14:00 (GMT)

Is AI neutral? Join us for an interview with Shalini Kantayya and screening of her film, Coded Bias. 

Part of You and AI: Through the Algorithmic Lens Festival, Athens, from June 24th – July 25th.

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, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

“Coded Bias” weaves a history of the small homogeneous group of men who defined artificial intelligence and forged the culture of Silicon Valley – a culture rapidly reshaping the world. As humans increasingly outsource decision-making to machines, algorithms already decide who gets hired, who gets health care, and who gets undue police scrutiny. Automated decision-making has the unprecedented power to disseminate bias at scale.

“Coded Bias” tells the unchartered story of rebels and misfits, women mathematicians and data scientists leading the fight for ethical use of the technologies of the future.

On July 15th, You and AI: Through The Algorithmic Lens Festival will screen Coded Bias. This special viewing will be followed by a conversation between the film director Shalini Kantayya and festival curator, Irini-Mirena Papadimitriou.

Coded Bias Trailer

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