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Coded Bias (#) + recorded ScreenTalk with Shalini Kantayya, Wendy Mitchell, Silkie Carlo and Ravi Naik

Cinema On Demand

a women has her face detected by AI

This documentary explores the fallout after MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software propagates bias.

After Buolamwini makes her discovery that algorithms misidentify women and darker-skinned faces, she decides to investigate further. The more she explores the clearer it is that there is an intrinsic bias within technology that is slowly encroaching on all human lives. 

The fascinating and shocking discoveries lead her to push the US government to to create legislation to counter the effects and far-reaching dangers of the issue. Joy Buolamwini's work brings to light an important modern day civil rights issue. 

This feature comes with a recorded ScreenTalk, featuring Shalini Kantayya (Director), Wendy Mitchell (Contributing Editor, Screen International), Silkie Carlo (Director of Big Brother Watch UK) and Ravi Naik (UK data rights advocate).

US 2020 Dir Shalini Kantayya 85 min


‘The impressive pacing in this movie is directly correlated to its ideas: it has many of them, and many vivid examples of how the lack of a human’s input has affected others‘
‘The film moves deftly between pragmatic and larger political critiques, arguing that it’s not just that the tech is faulty; even if it were perfect, it would infringe dangerously on people’s liberties‘

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