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Coded Bias (virtual cinema)

January 18 - January 23

MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does
Coded Bias

Images Cinema will screen Coded Bias as part of Together We Rise: Summoning a Season of Renewal, a three-week program with Williams College of virtual events celebrating the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. For more information, you can talk with the Davis Center.

In Coded Bias, modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? 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, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Featuring: Joy Buolamwin
Director: Shalini Kantayya
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Bechdel Test Approved, Documentary, Festival Favorite, POC, Woman Directed
Year: 2020

Week Three (Jan. 18 to 23): Story of Now
Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (virtual event)
Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. — Keynote by The Reverend K. Monet Rice-Jalloh
Jan. 20 at noon – Summoning a Season of Renewal through Accountability, with Mohammed Memfis ’21, Cailin Stollar ’21, and Afoma Maduegbuna ’21 and Reflection Space at 1 p.m.

Coded Bias presented by Images Cinema

Week one (Jan. 4 to 9) The story of self

Williamstown – Living on Mohican Homelands
The Reason I Jump presented by Images Cinema

Week two (Jan. 11 to 16): Story of us

Mr. Soul and Born to Be presented by Images Cinema

Images Online is Images Cinema’s ongoing virtual effort to bring new films to the community while the physical cinema is temporarily closed. You can watch films watched online, at home, and Images will split the cost of each online “ticket” with the film distributor, so each rental will directly help the theater weather these challenging times.

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January 18
January 23

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Images Cinema
50 Spring St,
Williamstown, MA
(413) 458-5612

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