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Bias and Fairness


Discussion Questions

  1. Name at least three factors that introduce or contribute to bias in algorithms and machine-learning models used in decision-making. What proposed solutions exist to eliminate or mitigate the factors that lead to such bias?
  2. Recall the Machine Bias article. Why did ProPublica argue that the COMPAS algorithm is biased against black defendants? How did Northpointe, the developer of the algorithm, respond to this criticism according to the Washington Post’s article?