Coded Bias is a must-see exploration of how technology is growing increasingly more invasive and at what cost. As much a cautionary tale as it is a call to action, Shalini Kantayya’s film follows MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that there are inherent gender and racial biases within facial recognition programs used by law enforcement. Busting the myth that artificial intelligence is neutral, Buolamwini comes to a concerning conclusion that explains the negative effect this has and will continue to have if not corrected. The film affirms that “intelligence without ethics is not intelligence at all,” illustrated when technology inaccurately identifies someone as a criminal, resulting in unlawful searches or worse. As a result of being created almost exclusively by white men, this technology is presently unregulated by the federal government and continues to make damaging decisions that directly and disproportionately affect women and people of color daily.