37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Coded Bias

Coded Bias

Director Shalini Kantayya explores two major questions at the forefront of modern society: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? This gripping documentary follows the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that most facial-recognition software frequently fails to identify darker-skinned faces and women’s faces. What emerges is a group of rebels and misfits–female mathematicians and data scientists–who are fighting for these technologies’ ethical use.

Supported by Crutchfield Corporation

Coded Bias is part of the Women in Film Series supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Shalini Kantayya

Runtime: 90 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2020

Country: United States, United Kingdom, China

Language: English