Bias Out of the Box - February 26+27

Bias Out of the Box is a FREE/OPEN two day conversation series organized to unpack and discuss just how deeply algorithmic biases permeate our culture—and what we can do to bring light to this important issue.

The event is an opportunity to engage with the urgent themes covered in the award winning documentary Coded Bias. The SAIC community can screen the documentary here:

“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, AI is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.”

Friday, February 26 at 6:30PM CST
A conversation with Coded Bias director, Shalini Kantayya.

Saturday, February 27 at 2PM CST
Algorithmic Activists Panel with Brandi Geurkink Mozilla Foundation and Freddy Martinez Lucy Parsons Labs

Register for both online events and learn more here:


Just a reminder, this starts tonight!