Shalini Kantayya, Director/Producer/Editor
Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Film Program Feature Film Grant, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Project Type: Feature
Length: 85 minutes
Field of Science: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies do not accurately detect darker-skinned faces or classify the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.