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'Coded Bias' - A free screening across Vermont

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The Vermont Community Foundation is thrilled to sponsor the free, Vermont screening of the documentary Coded Bias, December 7-13, 2020, which coincides with Computer Science Education Week. 

Shalini Kantayya’s newest film, ‘Coded Bias,’ will virtually screen for free across Vermont during the week that begins December 7th; the screening coincides with Computer Science Education Week. 

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?

‘Coded Bias’ follows MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces. Buolamwini delves into an investigation of widespread bias in artificial intelligence and the person-made and machine-learned algorithms that drive it. As it turns out, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

This Vermont screening is organized by partners from across the state who have been inspired to share this film and engage in conversations at the intersection of race and artificial intelligence: where a fight for civil rights will be waged in the 21st century. This planning group is excited to bring ‘Coded Bias’ to the state at no cost to Vermonters.

The screening is made possible with leading financial support from the Vermont Community Foundation. Additional financial sponsors include a 2020 Rowland Foundation fellowship, Competitive Computing, FreshTracks Capital, Seven Days, Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, and the Vermont chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science.

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