lucasterra

Bias in, Bias out

Mesa & Cadeira
São Paulo, Brazil
2018

Raising awareness to the issues generated by our own biases when building software

Design team
Lucas Terra, Rogier Klomp and many others
Role
Co-authored the script for the 'machine', visuals and the set up for the venture

Context

In 2018 I joined a group of data analysts, programmers, anthropologists, film makers, artists and journalists to discuss the dangers of biased algorithms. The result was a series of videos on to how our biases are embedded in the lines of code shaping our lives.

Part of our team working on the script

Part of our team working on the script

The videos (audio on)

In each video we invited people to go into a conversation with an algorithm. Their goal, was to train an unbiased algorithm on 5 different topics.

Would you be able to program an unbiased machine?

Hiring

Love

Gender

Emoji

Lying

The exhibit

After 6 days working together, we invited the press and general public to watch our creations and ignite the discussion on the topic.

street

event

event 2

screens

projection

Making of

 

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