Saturday, October 13

Special Events ArchiveGlobeDocs Film Festival 2018


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Director Robin Hauser undergoes deadly force decision training in WSU Spokane’s Counter-Bias Training Simulator (credit: Vanessa Carr)

Guests: Project Director of Outsmarting Human Minds, Olivia Kang; Implicit bias researcher Tessa Charlesworth

Moderator: Beth Teitell, Boston Globe feature writer

Director: Robin Hauser
Producers: Robin Hauser, Christie Herring
Year: 2018
Length: 88 minutes

bias follows filmmaker Robin Hauser on a journey to uncover her hidden biases and explore how unconscious bias defines relationships, workplaces, our justice system, and technology.

There is a test that measures unconscious biases: the Harvard-based Implicit Association Test, or IAT. bias embarks on an investigation into the nature of human bias, tracking down the test’s co-creators, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald, to dig into the science behind bias and its effects on our social and professional lives.

In settings such as a police deadly-force-decision simulator and a virtual reality lab designed to reduce racial bias, the film also considers the possibilities presented by new technology.