Studium Generale - Inscience - Coded Bias

Coded Bias - InScience Filmfestival

Date: Time: 16:00 Location: Arthouse cinema Cinecitta, Willem II Straat 29, Tilburg

The docufilm ‘Coded Bias’ is an exploration of the fallout of MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. After the film there is a Q&A with dr. Linnet Taylor on data ethics. (English / Certificate*)

Time: 16:00-18:00 hrs.  See also Facebook.


Limited number of tickets available. 
Standard 10,25 Euro. Students 8,50 euro, by showing student card.

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Coded Bias

One day media researcher Joy Buolamwini of MIT finds out that facial recognition programs have difficulty in recognizing her dark face. This leads to further research on racial identity and artificial intelligence and quickly it turns out that consciously or not a lot of algorithms have a bias against people with different skin colors. In this film we follow Joy during her research while she joins forces with other women who also try to improve civil rights in algorithms.


After the movie a reaction and discussion follows with dr. Linnet Taylor, associate professor Data Ethics, Law and Policy. Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), Tilburg University.

InScience Filmfestival

InScience International Filmfestival, Nijmegen based, is one of the biggest science film festivals in Europe. The program most importantly consists of an overview of the best science films of the year. InScience offers a broad program, with talks, film debates, Q&A’s, meetings, and expositions on the cutting edge of science and art. Cinecitta and Studium Generale are organizing a satellite program in Tilburg for the first time.

Program (Tilburg)

Wed, Nov 11 - 21:00 hrs.  Spaceship Earth 

  Fri,   Nov 13 - 16:00 hrs.   Coded Bias  incl. Q&A with Linnet Taylor

 Sat,   Nov 14 - 14:00 hrs.   Hunting for Hedonia  incl. Q&A with philosopher Sanneke de Haan

 Sat,   Nov 14 - 16:30 hrs.   Oliver Sacks: His Own Life  incl. Q&A with  em. prof. Ad Vingerhoets

Sun,   Nov 15 - 16:00 hrs.   The Edge of All We Know  incl. Q&A with  prof. Klaas Sijtsma


More information

All films and talks are in English.

This event is organized by Studium Generale, InScience Filmfestival and Arthouse cinema Cinecitta.

Contact: Oskar Knötschke (Studium Generale).

* This event may count towards the Studium Generale Certificate.

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