General Event
Q&A with Coded Bias Director Shalini Kantayya

Coded Bias

DATE: Tue, November 2, 2021 - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Please register to receive the Zoom link


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This Q&A with Coded Bias Director Shalini Kantayya is the second installment of "Building an Ethical Algorithmic World: A 3-Part Series."

Interested in the ethics of algorithms? Concerned with the current biases within algorithms and the dangers these biases pose to particular groups of people (e.g. women and darker-skinned people)? Join us in this three-part Algorithmic Bias event to delve deeper into this issue. First watch a free screening of “Coded Bias”, then join a live Q&A session with the film’s director Shalini Kantayya. Finally, attend a panel discussion with experts Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory), Aline Talhouk (Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UBC), Mijung Park (Canada CIFAR AI Chair), and Blaise Agüera y Arcas (VP and Research Fellow, Google Research); moderated by Azim Shariff (Associate Professor and Research Chair, Psychology, UBC).  


Coded Bias – A film by Shalini Kantayya 

Film Summary: When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. 


You can watch the film at any time between October 26th - November 2nd using our provided link (please register to receive the link).  The film is also available on Netflix.  


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Hosted by the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Health Cluster Alliance


Please register for this event here.

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