Independent Lens

S22 E10 | PREVIEW

Coded Bias | Trailer

Coded Bias follows M.I.T. Media Lab computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, along with data scientists, mathematicians, and watchdog groups from all over the world, as they fight to expose the discrimination within facial recognition algorithms now prevalent across all spheres of daily life.

AIRED: March 22, 2021 | 0:00:32
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TRANSCRIPT

(electronic static)

- [Computer] I am an algorithm.

I am listening.

I am making predictions for your life right now.

(dramatic music)

- [Woman] I tested facial analysis systems.

What does it mean to be in a society

where artificial intelligence is governing liberties?

- Don't push my-

(people arguing)

- [Woman] We're at a moment where the technology

is highly susceptible to bias and there are no safeguards.

(dramatic music)

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