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International Documentary Competition

CODED BIAS

Year 2020
Runtime 87 mins
Language English
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival

CODED BIAS is the winner of the 2020 CIFF Best International Documentary Feature.

MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini makes a startling discovery - most facial recognition software does not read dark-skinned faces, or women, accurately. Thus begins a journey to uncover other types of bias in the machine learning algorithms that impact us all.

Director Shalini Kantayya illuminates the public's misconceptions about Artificial Intelligence (AI) by chronicling Buolamwini’s transformation from scientist to advocate as she pushes for federal legislation to govern this technology. CODED BIAS shines an important light on the impacts - present and future - of AI on civil rights, and democracy around the globe.

Winner of the CTV Audience Award, Generation Next

Rated PG: Infrequent coarse language

 

Countries

United States
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2020
Director
Shalini Kantayya
Producer
Shalini Kantayya
Cinematographer
Steve Acevedo
Editor
Sabine Hoffman, Christopher Seward
Cast
Joy Buolamwini, Cathy O'Neil, Virginia Eubanks, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble