The movie

Coded Bias (Inscience Film Festival)

An exploration of the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms.

Length: 83 min
Country: United States
Language spoken: English
Language subtitles: Dutch
Director: Shalini Kantayya
Release date: 13/11/2020


One day media researcher Joy Buolamwini of MIT finds out that facial recognition programs have difficulty in recognizing her dark face. This leads to further research on racial identity and artificial intelligence and quickly it turns out that consciously or not a lot of algorithms have a bias against people with different skin colors. In this film we follow Joy during her research while she joins forces with other women who also try to improve civil rights in algorithms,