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HDD 2021 – Mini Film Festival (Day 1): Coded Bias
March 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grab your popcorn—Her Dream Deferred is taking you to the movies!
The African American Policy Forum invites you to join us TONIGHT for the third event of Her Dream Deferred, a community screening of Coded Bias followed by a talkback with the stars of the documentary and a panel of experts. Coded Bias is the first of three films we’ll be screening as part of our “Mini Film Fest” at Her Dream Deferred, and we are so excited to bring you a collection of films that center and advocate for Black women by telling Black women’s stories.
Coded Bias invites us to collectively imagine what real justice and equity for Black women would look like in this world of rapidly changing technology. As the film underscores, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) promised the elimination of errors of human prejudice. Yet while conducting research on facial recognition technologies, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini uncovered that some algorithms could not detect her Black face until she put on a white mask. Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya, tracks the fallout from this encounter and the origins of the Algorithmic Justice League while weaving in personal stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by unjust algorithms.
Following the film, AAPF Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw will be joined by Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, and Tranae’ Moran—all featured in the film—as well as two experts in the field, Cathy O’Neil and Ruha Benjamin, for a special panel co-hosted by the Algorithmic Justice League.
The screening will begin tonight at 6:30 ET/3:30 PT, with the talkback following directly after. Full panelist bios and more info can be found at this link.