Columbia University in the City of New York

Oct 21, 20203:00 pm

Coded Bias Film Screening and Panel Discussion

A premiere of the documentary Coded Bias, and a discussion with director Shalini Kantayya, Data Science Institute director Jeannette Wing, and Data Science Institute’s co-chair at the Center for Data, Media & Society Susan E. McGregor.

October 21st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Imagine Science Film Festival, in partnership with Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and the Data Science Institute, presents Coded Bias, an exploration of the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms.

In addition to the film, we are hosting a discussion with director Shalini Kantayya; Jeannette Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science; and journalist Susan E. McGregor, Associate Research Scholar in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University.

In partnership with Columbia's Zuckerman Institute and Data Science Institute.


Event links:
Coded Bias: Feature film & conversation and Facebook event
13th Annual Imagine Science Festival full schedule

Registration details: 
After you register on the streaming platform Labocine, you will be able to view the live discussion at 3 pm on Oct. 21 and concurrently start having access to the film. You can choose to watch the panel live or it will be available permanently on Facebook video and ISF YouTube. If you miss the film, you will need to get a REPLAY pass to watch it exclusively on until the remainder of the festival (Oct 23). We encourage everyone interested in the event to RSVP starting today in order to receive a reminder the day of the event. You can also click “Going” in the Facebook event.
About the film:
CODED BIAS explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. Click here to watch the trailer.  
About the film festival:
The non-profit science film organization Imagine Science Films (ISF) announces the 13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF), taking place October 16 – 23, 2020. The festival includes 28 programs with over 80 films, with 30 countries represented. Over the course of eight days, documentaries will explore the intersection of science and society, compelling scientific fictions, mesmerizing scientific imagery, and engaging film experiments. Click here to learn more about the film festival.

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