Thursday, April 8, 2021 to Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Automated decision making has the unprecedented power to disseminate bias at scale. The artificial intelligence algorithms that power facial-recognition and decision-making software already often decide who gets hired, who gets health care, who gets home loans, and who gets undue police scrutiny. Coded Bias tells the story of mathematicians and data scientists who are leading the fight for ethical use of these and future technologies. The film starts with the fallout from an MIT Media Lab researcher’s discovery that facial recognition does not identify dark-skinned faces and women's faces accurately, then follows her journey to push for the first legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms.
Join us for a free on-demand screening of Coded Bias anytime from Thursday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 14. Use the Virtual Screening for the University Of Michigan page and the password UMVIEW21.
Then join us for a panel discussion of the movie over Zoom on Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m.