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Decoding Bias: A Conversation with Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Engineering Events  

Group: McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Category: Academic, Multicultural & Diversity


Coded Bias, by filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, is a 90-minute documentary that explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the US to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. It premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. 

Join us for a discussion with Kantayya about the film and the ramifications of its findings.

Please view the film before attending this event. The link to the film will be included in your registration confirmation, and can be viewed at your convenience February 16 -23. After you register, you will be invited to submit questions that will be answered at this live Q&A discussion.

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