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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘Coded Bias’

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

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. Discussion with director Shalini Kantayya to follow.

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, SEIU local 888, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, Student Leadership and Engagement and Intercultural Student Affairs. Directed by Shalini Kantayya, documentary, English, 90 minutes, USA, 2020.

Registration takes place through the ArtsEmerson website starting at noon on Wednesdays. All conversations will take place on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. EST and will stream to Cinesend. In order to facilitate more engagement with these conversations, everyone will have the option to join via Zoom and interact with guests directly.= More information on how to access films and conversations can be viewed on the Bright Lights website.

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February 24 @ 8:00 pm
February 25 @ 9:00 pm
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