Fairness testing: testing software for discrimination

  title={Fairness testing: testing software for discrimination},
  author={Sainyam Galhotra and Yuriy Brun and Alexandra Meliou},
  booktitle={ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE},
This paper defines software fairness and discrimination and develops a testing-based method for measuring if and how much software discriminates, focusing on causality in discriminatory behavior. Evidence of software discrimination has been found in modern software systems that recommend criminal sentences, grant access to financial products, and determine who is allowed to participate in promotions. Our approach, Themis, generates efficient test suites to measure discrimination. Given a schema… CONTINUE READING

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