Bias in Bios - A Case Study of Semantic Representation Bias in a High-Stakes Setting

FAT*'19: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2019 CONFERENCE ON FAIRNESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY, pp. 120-128, 2019.

Cited by: 38|Bibtex|Views103|DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3287560.3287572
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We present a large-scale study of gender bias in occupation classification, a task where the use of machine learning may lead to negative outcomes on peoples' lives. We analyze the potential allocation harms that can result from semantic representation bias. To do so, we study the impact on occupation classification of including explicit ...More

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