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You are cordially invited to a

Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion of the Film

Movie Viewing:
Wednesday, 3/24 - Monday, 3/29

Virtual Panel Discussion:
Friday, 3/26 at 4 p.m.

Registration is required to receive the viewing link and the panel discussion link.


MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini working on her laptop computer, overlaid with code and social media posts


When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, she is compelled to investigate further. It turns out that artificial intelligence, which was defined by a homogeneous group of men, is not neutral. What Buolamwini learns about widespread bias in algorithms drives her to push the U.S. government to create the first-ever legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives.

Centering on the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?

(L-R) Moderator Hal Daumé and panelists Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Nicol Turner Lee, Deborah Raji, and Adam Wenchel



  • Hal Daumé, Pier Giorgio Perotto Endowed Professor in Computer Science and Language Science


  • Margrét Bjarnadóttir, UMD Associate Professor of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies in the Smith School of Business
  • Nicol Turner Lee, UMD Sociology Lecturer and Brookings Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation
  • Deborah Raji, Fellow at Mozilla and Featured in the Film
  • Adam Wenchel (B.S. '99, Computer Science), Co-Founder and CEO of Arthur AI

If you have a question about this event, please contact Kate Atchison at

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