A paper authored by Gradient Institute researchers has been accepted at the 2nd Ethics of Data Science Conference, to be held in Sydney from 25-27 March 2020. The paper studies the problem of how to create quantitative, mathematical representations of fairness that can be incorporated into AI systems to promote fair AI-driven decisions. For discrete decisions (such as accepting or rejecting a loan application), there are well established ways to quantify fairness. However many decisions can lie in a continuous range, such as determining interest rates. There is a paucity of methods to quantify fairness for such continuous decisions, especially that require no assumptions about the underlying process. In this paper, the authors propose new methods to quantify fairness for continuous decisions, thus allowing for the incorporation of fairness considerations into the design of AI systems used to set interest rates, risk scores, payment amounts or other decisions that lie in a continuous range.
You can find the draft paper on arxiv.