Facial Recognition and “Coded Bias” — Online Q&A with Documentary Team, January 27th

On Wednesday, January 27, EFF Associate Director of Community Organizing, Nathan ‘nash‘ Sheard (he/ze), will take part in a live Q&A on Twitter with the team behind Coded Bias, a revelatory documentary that exposes the ways that AI systems have developed algorithms that can infringe on our privacy and threaten civil rights.

Follow along on Twitter @EFF and @CodedBias to learn more about EFF’s views on algorithmic bias, facial recognition, and how we can find the best path forward to protect digital rights. Join and follow the conversation using the #CodedBias hashtag. Have questions? Let us know on Twitter by replying to the conversation, or tweeting at us with #CodedBias in your message!

About Coded Bias:

A new documentary by director Shalini Kantayya, Coded Bias aims to dig deeper in how racial bias in facial recognition technology is a much bigger problem than it may seem. Using a diverse set of interviews and examples on how facial recognition software and sorting algorithms are a danger to society, the documentary provides a major case for why legal intervention is pivotal in creating an equal environment for all. —Julia Sachs, GritDaily

From facial recognition software that finds it difficult to distinguish the faces of women and people of color to HR systems that reject applicants with “ethnic” or female names, the impact of these new technologies cannot be underestimated. Featuring several women tackling algorithmic bias, the film reveals the unchecked power that is being wielded from the data collected from every keystroke and phone call we make.

See trailer below:

Watch Coded Bias online here.

Facial Recognition and Coded Bias: Online Conversation With EFF, Coded Bias Team

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