PBS's IL Pop-up Preview Screening of Coded Bias and Virtual Discussion
About the film
In this upcoming episode from the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens, we follow MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini on her journey after she discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces. Buolamwani delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence (AI) is not neutral. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by these troubling discoveries, Buolamwini joins a group of pioneering women to shed a light on the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.
Coded Bias premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, March 22, at 10 PM, on PBS North Carolina, and on the PBS streaming app.
Virtual Event Details
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 7-9 PM
(Virtual Link will be sent via email)
Discussion topic: Bias in Technology, Equality, Inclusion, and Diversity
Panelists to be announced soon.
This is a FREE, VIRTUAL event, but registration is required.