Written by Mick Bongiovi
WMM new release CODED BIAS unravels the widespread racial and gender bias in algorithms and the code behind AI technology and facial recognition software. In coordination with the theatrical release of CODED BIAS, the filmmaking team has hosted a series of panel discussions, which explore the fight for transparency and human rights in tech.
Read more about the panel discussions below and watch recordings on WMM’s Facebook page.
FACIAL RECOGNITION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, & THE WAY FORWARD (Held on November 11)
In partnership with the Metrograph NYC, CODED BIAS director and producer Shalini Kantayaa discussed bias in artificial intelligence with Algorithmic Justice League Founder Joy Buolamwini, author of Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil, and special guests Tranae Moran, who is a Brooklyn Resident fighting facial recognition, and Daniel Santos, a Houston teacher fighting algorithmic evaluations. Moderated by Sidney Fussell, Senior Reporter, WIRED.
INCLUSION AND ETHICS IN TECHNOLOGY (Held on November 13)
In partnership with the Metrograph NYC, CODED BIAS director and producer Shalini Kantayaa celebrates the importance of inclusion and ethics in technology as well as disruptive technologies and how they impact the marginalized. Hear Kantayaa discuss what it was like to discover big tech with author of Artificial Unintelligence Meredith Broussard and Co-Lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team Timnit Gebru. The conversation focused on the importance of centering the voices of women in tech. Moderated by David Polgar, Founder, All Tech is Human.
BEYOND MINORTY REPORT: A LOOK AT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT (Held on November 19)
In partnership with Sloan Science On Screen, Algorithmic Justice League Founder Joy Buolamwini discusses the use of artificial intelligence by law enforcement with Director of Technology for Liberty Program at ACLU Massachusetts Kade Crockford and The Perpetual Lineup researcher Clare Garvie. Watch Joy perform a poem she wrote inspired by Brooklyn tenants during the making of film and hear from CODED BIAS director and producer Shalini Kantayaa on her Spielberg and Kubrick inspirations, how she first learned about algorithms, and how she captured some of the most thrilling moments we see in CODED BIAS. Moderated by CNN commentator Van Jones.