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"Coded Bias" Movie Screening

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Join Black Action Society and Pitt Science Policy Group in the screening of Shalini Kantayya's award-winning documentary, "Coded Bias."

 

Get acquainted with how racial bias can creep its way into technology and primed for meaningful discussions in part 2. In this documentary, director Shalini Kantayya explores MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's work prodding machine learning based facial recognition technologies and how technological limitations can lead to real world consequences on underrepresented people. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how exactly machine learning works and how a lack of representation in technology real world consequences.

 

  • Watch party: March 18th, 2021 @7:30pm.
  • Watch when you want: Movie will be accessible from March 18th to March 25th for up to 50 unique visitors (1 week).

 

Event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Registration is required!

 

‘Pitt Science Policy Group is an on-campus club that bridges the gap between scientists and government to advocate for graduate students as it relates to current events. PSPG is a space for students to come together and discuss relevant science policy topics in an unbiased setting. Throughout the year PSPG holds events like discussion panels, debate watch-parties, and lectures to bring students in the sphere of policy at every level of governing.’

Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Coded Bias" Movie Screening

Join Black Action Society and Pitt Science Policy Group in the screening of Shalini Kantayya's award-winning documentary, "Coded Bias."

 

Get acquainted with how racial bias can creep its way into technology and primed for meaningful discussions in part 2. In this documentary, director Shalini Kantayya explores MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's work prodding machine learning based facial recognition technologies and how technological limitations can lead to real world consequences on underrepresented people. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how exactly machine learning works and how a lack of representation in technology real world consequences.

 

  • Watch party: March 18th, 2021 @7:30pm.
  • Watch when you want: Movie will be accessible from March 18th to March 25th for up to 50 unique visitors (1 week).

 

Event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Registration is required!

 

‘Pitt Science Policy Group is an on-campus club that bridges the gap between scientists and government to advocate for graduate students as it relates to current events. PSPG is a space for students to come together and discuss relevant science policy topics in an unbiased setting. Throughout the year PSPG holds events like discussion panels, debate watch-parties, and lectures to bring students in the sphere of policy at every level of governing.’

Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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