March 1st lecture questions
Please respond to these questions by Wednesday noon latest. We expect short answers. There is no correct answer and we are not expecting you to spend a long time on this; the goal is to check that you've read the articles and to raise discussion points that we will go over in class.
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How would risk assessment tools introduce bias in a healthcare setting? What might be relevant protected groups in health care?
(optional) The Propublica article mentions that Northpointe's COMPAS risk score is proprietary. What are the implications of having a commercial company create the risk scores? Of the models being kept closed source?
Which one of the following three articles did you read?
Kleinberg, Mullainathan, Raghavan, "Inherent Trade-Offs in the Fair Determination of Risk Scores"
Chouldechova. "Fair prediction with disparate impact: A study of bias in recidivism prediction instruments"
Hardt, Price, Srebro. "Equality of Opportunity in Supervised Learning"
[Learning Fair Representations] How does the use of prototypes address the issue of defining similarity between individuals? What might its limitations be?
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