University Documentary Film Services: "Code Bias"

With many live events on hold at the university, we are so grateful that the  Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films is working with Appalachian Theatre to keep making new independent films accessible during the pandemic. FILM: Coded Bias
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Trailer Link  When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. In June 2020, IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft said they would pause the sale of facial recognition software to police. In a pivotal moment for racial equality, and a decisive moment for how big tech will yield power, 'Coded Bias' is a trailblazing film for public understanding and engagement with the algorithms that impact us all. The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in late January, interweaves Buolamwini's journey of creating the Algorithmic Justice League with other examples of facial recognition software being rolled out around the world — on the streets of London, in housing projects in Brooklyn and broadly across China. Free Tickets

Thanks to ticket subsidies provided by Boone area businesses and ASU's University Documentary Film Services, tickets for this event will be free. This is an online screening hosted by Eventive. Click the link below.  You’ll be prompted to set up an account and given the steps for the viewing process.  After this film becomes available on Sunday, September 20, at 4:00 pm EDT, you'll have 1 hour to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 3 hours to finish watching.  Ticket Link

  • Click the "Pre-order Now for Free"
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 Note: You cannot rent this film; it is only available through a film series at this time. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to view the film!