Imagine ending up in jail because a machine doesn’t recognise you accurately. Or imagine not getting access to health care for those same reasons. Joy Buolamwini made the discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, with huge consequences for the implementation of this technology. In the documentary Coded Bias, filmmaker Shalini Kantayya follows Buolamwini in addressing this issue.
From March 13th until March 27th the film was available via Nxt Museum
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya´s Coded Bias, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She directed for the National Geographic television series Breakthrough, Excecutive Produced by Ron Howard, broadcast globally in June 2017. Her debut, Catching the Sun, premiered at the LA Film Festival and was named a NY Times Critick´s Pick. Catching the Sun released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo Di Caprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award of the Best Documentary. Kantayya is a TED Fellow, a William J. Fullbright Scholar, and an Associate of the UC Berkley Graduate School of Journalism.
Coded Bias is avaialble on demand on Netflix worldwide.
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