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MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

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JOSE SERRANO says:

the whole time I'm just thinking why she not wearing the mask but its 2017…..old times

G G says:

This facial recognition issue reveals a problem with capturing reflected light. No number of Black programmers or social activists will solve that problem, but the addition of a light to the camera will.

Andy chung says:

very inspiring, i can see that she is very hard working person

DRD.GANG7 SLIME says:

Y she talk like that

Tayo Solana says:

This video has way tooo many dislikes, look how difficult it is to hide racism

David Bruce says:

In my opinion the ability to defeat AI facial recognition is an advantage.

Mr_LRB says:

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that every time she said "Coded Gaze", I heard it as "coded gays" and got really confused about what that had to do with coding until she showed us the Coded Gaze webpage. Still a good and eye-opening talk though.

fkhoshnasib says:

why is codedgaze.com down? May be we can help fund it again?

Thee Greatest Ever says:

This was such an important TD Talk. I cant believe I just recently found out about it when diving deep into AI and using it in my apps but I am glad I didnt find out later.

Its unfortunate the domain name is now for sale and no longer operated by them but I loved this

Justin Edwards says:

"Someone else will solve this problem. "

Levi Engstrom says:

why the background look like it was built out of solo cups

Aitor Tilla says:

I was expecting a more technical talk. It was interesting anyway.

Marlon Fraile says:

the URL changed to https://www.ajlunited.org/

Ethan Dean says:

maybe ur just ugly lol

Jorge Castillo says:

Ok I wasn't to keen on seeing this video mainly because the title, but it's a good theme honestly.

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