Breaking Down Bias

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
On Wednesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m., Discovery Place Science will host a virtual event addressing the ethical challenges surrounding artificial intelligence.

In conjunction with the Museum’s traveling exhibition, Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & the Machine, Discovery Place Science will host a virtual event on Wednesday, March 24, that addresses how bias gets encoded in the algorithms that decide the destinies of millions of people. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Breaking Down Bias will include a keynote address by Steven Tiell, leader of Responsible Innovation at Accenture. Following the talk, a screening of the film, Coded Bias, will take place. The film explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Baolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, 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. The event, which is sponsored by Accenture, is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Secure your virtual seat to this important conversation by visiting the event page.

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