Take One Action nurtures communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.
Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Our annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5,000 audience members each year and includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, two weekend festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.
Through debate and innovative presentation, our activities bring individuals, communities, campaigners, filmmakers, politicians, academics and artists together to explore the connections, systems and cultures underpinning social, cultural, environmental and economic inequality – and empowers them to envisage tangible action.
Our work is independent, values-driven, widely recognised for its artistic and social merits, and delivered through partnerships with a range of charities, grassroots groups and NGOs who support local creativity, opportunity and action.
Coded Bias is an utterly compelling wake-up call and a call to action that unmasks Artificial Intelligence by laying bare the racial and gender biases that permeate its algorithms.
1. Short film: SUCKA PUNCH (Iggy London, 2020)
2. Spoken word: A.I., AIN'T I A WOMAN? (Joy Buolamwini, 2018)
PLEASE NOTE: Coded Bias contains a section of non-English dialogue. Please make sure you have English subtitles or captions switched on by clicking the 'CC' button at the bottom right of the video player.
HOW TO WATCH
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.
Coded Bias: Contains references to racism (including anti-semitism), misogyny, and some depictions of racially-motivated violence.
Our recommended ticket price is £7, however to make our programme more accessible we operate a “sliding scale” ticket policy for all of our screenings. All we ask is that you are honest with your financial situation so that we can keep this model going in the future. More information on the "sliding scale" can be found here: http://bit.ly/TOAFFAccess
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When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial recognition software fails to identify darker-skinned faces or women’s faces, she sets out to investigate widespread bias in algorithms. She proves what many suspected: Artificial intelligence is not neutral. From facial scan...