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Algorithm Design: Fairness and Accuracy

  title={Algorithm Design: Fairness and Accuracy},
  author={Annie Liang and Jay Lu and Xiaosheng Mu},
Algorithms are widely used to guide high-stakes decisions, from medical recommendations to loan approvals. Designers are increasingly optimizing not only for accuracy but also “fairness” i.e. how much accuracy varies across different subgroups. We define and characterize a fairness-accuracy frontier, consisting of the optimal points across a broad range of criteria for trading off fairness and accuracy. Our results identify how the algorithm’s inputs govern the shape of this frontier, showing… 



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