Grant for the Web presents a Screening of the Interactive Documentary Discriminator (AI facial recognition)

Grant for the Web presents a screening of the interactive documentary Discriminator



Many of us who have uploaded images of our faces and the faces of our friends and family to openly-licensed platforms on the Web may have inadvertently contributed to a massive and growing database for AI facial recognition. So how are our faces being used? Grant for the Web (GftW) awardee Brett Gaylor answers that question in his disturbing but empathic interactive documentary Discriminator. So have we all thrown away our privacy and assumption of innocence for a selfie?

The film is Web Monetized, with all streaming payments going to the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) On the GftW Community Forum, we have been streaming funds to S.T.O.P. since July. So far, we have generated almost $200 in micropayments to support their work.

On Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM (EST), we are excited to highlight this film and support S.T.O.P. by hosting a community viewing of Discriminator. Filmmaker Brett Gaylor and S.T.O.P.’s Founder and Executive Director Albert Fox Cahn will join us to discuss the film’s message.

The screening will take place in the GftW-funded virtual space, Skittish. Skittish is fully Web Monetized, and everyone with a Coil account will stream micropayments to S.T.O.P for the duration of the event. If you are not yet a Coil user and would like free 1-month membership, click here to get one. In addition to the micropayments, Interledger Foundation will donate $3,000 to S.T.O.P.

If you would like to attend this free event, RSVP here.

The event is finished.


Dec 14 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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