Watch the documentary Coded Bias and join guided discussions at our virtual event.
Film screening: Mon Feb 22 to Fri Feb 26
Virtual event: Thurs Feb 25 6:30-8:00 pm PT
Your ticket provides access to both the film screening and the virtual event – we’ll send links to each two days prior. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek!
ABOUT CODED BIAS
When Joy Buolamwini, MIT Media Lab researcher, discovers that most facial recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. Coded Bias explores the fallout of this discovery, weaves the personal stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by unjust use of data, and shares ongoing efforts towards algorithmic justice.
THE FEBRUARY 25 DISCUSSION
Come join breakout rooms with local leaders. We'll cover:
– Ways that we as individuals and communities can protect our own data and safeguard our personal information.
– How organizations, technologists and activists can combat bias and advocate for fair data practices.
– What does it mean to advocate for "tech for good" when there are so many examples of tech used for oppression and violence?
You’ll leave with an action toolkit and stronger connections with others to tackle these issues.
- Thursday — February 25, 2021
6:30PM - 8:00PM
LA Tech4Good showcases tech initiatives in the greater Los Angeles area that support and inspire social change. We are the leading organization at the intersection of social impact and technology in Southern California and we work to strengthen that ecosystem. We are an early stage nonprofit startup and a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund.