Coded Bias: Artificial Intelligence, Surveillance and our Civil Rights
Seattle, WA 98109
Shalini Kantayya, Director/Producer of the film Coded Bias, and data journalist Meredith Broussard join Crosscut’s Managing Editor, Mark Baumgarten, to discuss a range of topics, including how surveillance is affecting our human development, the widespread bias in AI and surveillance, the idea of building a more humane society instead of building a perfect algorithm, and how individuals can become activists around technology issues.
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About the speakers:
Mark Baumgarten is the managing editor at Crosscut where he oversees a newsroom of dedicated reporters, producers and editors telling the stories of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He is also the host of the Crosscut Talks podcast.
Shalini Kantayya’s Coded Bias premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She directed for the National Geographic television series Breakthrough, executive produced by Ron Howard and broadcast globally in June 2017. Her debut, Catching the Sun, premiered at the LA Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Catching the Sun was released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award for Best Documentary. Kantayya is a TED Fellow, a William J. Fulbright Scholar, and an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have
appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Vox, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard
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