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Indie Lens Pop-Up – March 31

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Indie Lens Pop-Up – March 31

Join us in person for the FREE film screening of the Indie Lens PBS Pop-Up documentary film Coded Bias Wednesday, March 31 inside the Sligar Auditorium at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. Dinner will be served at 6 pm. film at 6:30 pm. Following the film will be a moderated discussion by College of Southern Idaho’s Dr. Russ Tremayne.

Coded Bias exposes underlying bias in artificial intelligence.

When IT Media Lab Researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces or the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in artificial intelligence (AI). As it turns out, algorithms, data, and computers are not neutral. From facial scanning used for policing and surveillance to automated HR systems that mirror and magnify workplace prejudices, these technologies are created with fundamentally biased building blocks. Emboldened by the troubling discovers, Buolamwini goes on to start the Algorithmic Justice League and joins a group of pioneering women to shed light on the underlying biases in the technology that shapes our lives and threatens our democracy.

Following the 86-minute film will be a moderated discussion by Dr. Russ Tremayne is an Associate Professor of History at the College of Southern Idaho. Dr. Tremayne, who has been teaching for 40 years, received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, his book Surviving Minidoka won the Book of the Year from the Idaho Library Association, and he was granted the Esto Perpetua honor from the Idaho State Historical Society. Dr. Tremayne has three wonderful children, Quinn, Evinn, and Caylor.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this film do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Magic Valley Arts Council and Idaho Humanities Council believe in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social and cultural issues of our time. Our Indie Lens Pop-Up Community Screenings bring audiences together to experience the best of PBS documentaries, to spotlight societal and culturally relevant topics that can promote healthy discussions long after the film airs.

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Sligar Auditorium
195 River Vista Pl,
Twin Falls, ID 83301
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Phone:
(208) 734-2787

Organizers

Idaho Humanities Council
Magic Valley Arts Council