Arts » Arts Stories & Interviews

KLRN and Presa House team for screening of new documentary on bias in facial recognition algorithms


The documentary Coded Bias will be screened online for free on March 14. - 7TH EMPIRE MEDIA
  • 7th Empire Media
  • The documentary Coded Bias will be screened online for free on March 14.
The Indie Lens Pop-Up Series — presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, KLRN and Presa House Gallery — continues with an online screening of the documentary Coded Bias, made by award-winning filmmaker Shalini Kantayya.

The film follows computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, who realized that facial recognition technology failed to accurately detect dark-skinned faces or those of women. Following this discovery, Buolamwini formed the Algorithmic Justice League, a group pioneered by women with the goal of exposing the widespread underlying biases in everyday technology.

After the screening is a showing of “The History of White People in America,” an official selection of the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival that follows the story of an interracial couple in the decades after Bacon’s Rebellion.

Free, 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14,

Get our top picks for the best (online!) events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.