Joy Buolamwini discovered something strange while working on MIT – the face recognition programme couldn’t identify dark-skinned faces. Her shocking discovery led to the unravelling of a large issue in systems that surround us every day.
It could seem that technological progress and machines capable of evaluation with precision and objectivity unreachable by humans would lead to a more just society. But behind the algorithms and databases based on which the machines make their decisions there is still a human being with flaws and bias. Together with other male and female specialists on data and technology Joy sets out to uncover a code that enters all of our lives but only some are damaged by it. (AFO) | THIS FILM IS SPECIALLY DISTRIBUTED IN LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS.
Shalini Kantayya, Kathryn Henderson
7th Empire Media
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