The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When Joy Buolamwini discovers the most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and 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. Join us for a discussion with the filmmaker and members of the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project Team to discuss this groundbreaking film.
Karen Ejiofor, Project Coordinator, Technology and Public Purpose Project
Amritha Jayanti, Research Assistant, Technology and Public Purpose Project
Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker, Coded Bias
Use the link below to watch Coded Bias. The link will require this password: HKCB21