InScience film festival: Coded Bias
What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And are we aware of the bias AI can cause? CODED BIAS follows MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini who discovers that most AI facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women. This leads her to further research the widespread biases in algorithms.
Is AI neutral – or can it be? How can big data lead to progress in research and innovation? How does it influence the research agenda and steer what researchers look at? And what are the impacts of these changes ‘our’ (social) lives? WUR’s ethicist Simone van der Burg and data science value creator Yannick van Gelder invite you to join the discussion on these topics after watching CODED BIAS.
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InScience is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe and is unique to the Netherlands. The festival focuses on the interface between film, science and society and originates in Nijmegen as a collaboration between Radboud University and arthouse LUX. This year the festival expands to all university cities in the country, including Wageningen.
Scientists of Wageningen University & Research excite you to watch the movies with a different lens and invite you to have a vivid discussion on the future of science. The sixth edition of the festival takes place on 11-15 November in LUX Nijmegen, with a satellite festival on 21 November at Heerenstraat Theater Wageningen. The opening of the festival will take place in all participating cinemas on November 11th with the screening of Spaceship Earth.