Coded Bias

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR


Amber Booth-McCoy

CEO, The Diversity Booth


Katina White

Director of Educational Programs, The Diversity Booth

Coded Bias— [VIRTUAL] Lack of equity in technology

This virtual screening will be followed by a Q+A with Amber Booth-McCoy and Katina White from The Diversity Booth, Inc. focusing on a the lack of equity in technology and ways to influence those in STEM to build more equitable technology.

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR

Film Synopsis

An exploration of the implications of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that racial bias is written into the code of facial recognition algorithms.

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.

Image courtesy of Shalini Kantayya