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Coded Bias: Join Us for a Screening Followed by a Panel Discussion about Big Data and A.I.

March 11, 2021

NAIC to Host Screening and Panel Discussion Focused on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Update 3/31/2021:  Registration has closed but, if you are still interested in viewing Coded Bias or listening to the moderated discussion, please contact the Meetings Department at

Kansas City, MO (March 11, 2021) – The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced today that it will host a special screening of the film Coded Bias followed by a panel discussion about Big Data and Artificial Intelligence on March 31, 2021.

The documentary Coded Bias follows Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab Researcher, Joy Buolamwini, as she discovers facial recognition technology’s racial bias and pushes for legislation to protect people against bias in algorithms.

At 1:30 PM CT on March 31, 2021, Scott Kosnoff, Partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will moderate a discussion on the topic of Big Data/Artificial Intelligence. Panelists include the film’s director, Shalini Kantayya; North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread; author of Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil; Birny Birnbaum from the Center for Economic Justice; and Director of Integrated Analytics, Munich RE, Hareem Naveed.

The NAIC is committed to advancing innovations but continues to examine the benefits and potential unintended consequences arising from the use of non-insurance consumer data. With the adoption of AI Principles for the insurance industry, the NAIC is committed to developing regulatory practices that monitor and oversee the industry’s compliance while still promoting pro-consumer innovation.

The special screening of the film Coded Bias and the discussion is one way the NAIC, and its Innovation & Technology Task Force and Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Working Group can assess information about Artificial Intelligence.

The film screening and panel discussion is open to the public. Space is limited. Registration for the March 31 event and additional information can be found here.

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.