Tag: fairness

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phenomenalworld.org > Cosmo Grant
Is it impossible to be fair?
23 aug. 2019 - This post is about fairness. In particular, it's about some interesting recent results, which came out of attempts to check whether particular automated prediction tools were fair, but which seem to have a more general consequence: that in a wide variety of situations it's impossible to make fair predictions. As Kleinberg et al. put it in their abstract: "These results suggest some of the ways in which key notions of fairness are incompatible with each other."
 · algorithmic-bias · compas · fairness · machine-learning · prediction · probability · statistics

www.californialawreview.org > Andrew D. Selbst and Solon Barocas
Big Data’s Disparate Impact
1 jun. 2016 - Advocates of algorithmic techniques like data mining argue that these techniques eliminate human biases from the decision-making process. But an algorithm is only as good as the data it works with. Data is frequently imperfect in ways that allow these algorithms to inherit the prejudices of prior decision makers. In other cases, data may simply […]
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · data-mining · fairness · project-hva · racist-technology · recruitment

www.kevindorst.com > Brian Hedden
How (Not) to Test for Algorithmic Bias
Predictive and decision-making algorithms are playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives. They help determine what ads we see on social media, where police are deployed, who will be given a loan or a job, and whether someone will be released on bail or granted parole. Part of this is due to the recent rise of machine learning. But some algorithms are relatively simple and don’t involve any AI or ‘deep learning.’
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · compas · fairness · justice · philosophy · polarization · project-hva · racist-technology