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When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of color working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further. What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centering the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?


Before the screening, watch a recorded conversation on AI's Creative Potential: Exploring Generative AI in Film and TV with Erik Weaver, Director of Adaptive Production at Entertainment Technology Center and NOFS Film and Conference Programmer Zuri Obi. This conversation will explore how AI can be used as a creative companion and its impacts on creative authorship, agency, and equity in film and TV. They will discuss current and near-future AI technologies with the aim of helping filmmakers navigate ways to engage with, as well as protect work from, this rapidly evolving technology. 

About our speakers: 

Erik Weaver, a specialist focused on the intersection of cloud and the media and entertainment industry, is currently director of ETC’s Adaptive Production project and special projects. Prior work at ETC includes “Production in the Cloud” that encompassed many aspects of the cloud, including transport, security, metadata, long-term storage, and the formation of an agnostic framework that unites key vendors and studios. Erik was also global M&E strategist for Western Digital. Weaver has fostered and achieved many accomplishments in the M&E market including executive producer of “The Suitcase,” (CAA’s People’s Choice award, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival), a project focused on HDR, cloud-based workflows and Live 360; executive producer of “Wonder Buffalo” (2017 SXSW Interactivity competition) that focused on an HRD first, Cloud, & Volumetric capture. The project brought together by Volumetric capture, Photogrammetry, Ambonisic(?) sound, and interactivity. He chaired/programmed NAB’s “Next Generation Media Technologies” Conference 2014-2017, as well as vNAB/vETC 2015-2019. Erik also led the SMPTE C4 MR30 Standards group, which oversaw and helped educate the M&E industry on using C4, Semantics, and NoSQL for Managing Motion Picture Data. He has spoken at dozens of M&E conferences and tradeshows.

Zuri Obi is a Haitian-American artist raised with deep cultural roots in magical realism. As a Camerawomxn, she has collaborated with artists such as Solange and Lizzo, and as Creative Producer, her projects have screened at notable film festivals, including Sundance and won top awards at New Orleans Film Festival, AFI and BlackStar. Zuri also works as a Film Curator at New Orleans Film Society, where she champions community-centered cinematic experiences.

Presented with support from

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Mandarin
  • Country
    United States, United Kingdom, China
  • Director
    Shalini Kantayya
  • Screenwriter
    Christopher Seward, Paul Rachman, Kurt Engfehr
  • Producer
    Shalini Kantayya
  • Cast
    Joy Buolamwini, Cathy O'Neil, Meredith Broussard
  • Cinematographer
    Steve Acevedo
  • Editor
    Alexandra Gilwit, Shalini Kantayya, Zachary Ludescher