Coded Bias
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Coded Bias

in partnership with Science on Screen®
January 21 - 27 Ticket Info

"A fascinating study of how even the seemingly impartial world of technology is subject to embedded racism and privilege."

20/21 Hop Film

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Available to rent starting Thu, Jan 21.

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. As it turns out, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Director Shalini Kantayya illuminates our mass misconceptions about AI and emphasizes the urgent need for legislative protection. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by these remarkable and troubling discoveries, Buolamwini joins ranks with other concerned experts to form a justice league committed to increasing awareness of the biases that underlie the technology that shapes our lives yet is largely free from legislative and public scrutiny.

D: Shalini Kantayya, US/UK, 2020, 1h30m

Programmed as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration, honoring those who exemplify "Hope and Action." For a full schedule of events visit

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In partnership with Science on Screen®

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All Hop films are now presented virtually and on demand through Eventive. Once you rent the film, you will have until the last date listed below to watch it.
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Jan 21
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h30m Available to rent starting January 21
Jan 23
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h30m Available to rent starting January 21
Jan 27
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h30m Available to rent starting January 21

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