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Common Academic Experience: Coded Bias (All Students)

As part of Orientation at Clark, all incoming students engage in a shared academic experience. This year, we ask you to view the documentary “Coded Bias” before you arrive on campus, as you will discuss it with your peers during Orientation on Friday, August 20. Click here for your special link to watch the film and use the password you received in your Clark email.  If you have access to Netflix, you can also stream it now.

About “Coded Bias”
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. “Coded Bias” explores the fallout of Buolamwini’s discovery and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.