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Our Digital Future & Facial Recognition: the Tech to Prison Pipeline

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On Friday, May 14, join CPX and the responsible tech community for a discussion about facial recognition and our digital future.

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Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against?

Join the Cybersecure Policy Exchange and the responsible technology community on Friday, May 14 from 11:30am - 1:00pm ET for two powerful conversations with leading experts about the role of artificial intelligence in our digital future.

Q&A with Shalini Kantayya (11:30am - 12:15pm):

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

Join a Q&A conversation with Coded Bias's Director Shalini Kantayya and Director of the Experiential Media Institute, and Associate Professor in the RTA School of Media Dr. Richard Lachman. We’ll discuss themes from the documentary, including how artificial intelligence and other technologies are contributing to global inequality, algorithmic harm against marginalized communities and how to use public policy tools to build a more inclusive and secure digital future.

All registrants will receive an individual code and instructions via email after you register to watch a screening of Coded Bias (anytime at your convenience) between Sunday, May 9 to Saturday, May 15th.

Panel Conversation (12:15pm - 1:00pm):

Following the Q&A, join a panel discussion of diverse perspectives to explore how AI-powered government technology like facial recognition software should be governed in Canada amidst efforts to confront biased machines and the tech to prison pipeline.

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Coded Bias Synopsis

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against ? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers the most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected. Now you can watch on Canadian Netflix.

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