On Consequentialism and Fairness

@inproceedings{Card2020OnCA,
  title={On Consequentialism and Fairness},
  author={Dallas Card and Noah A. Smith},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence},
  year={2020}
}
  • Dallas Card, Noah A. Smith
  • Published in
    Frontiers in Artificial…
    2020
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Recent work on fairness in machine learning has primarily emphasized how to define, quantify, and encourage “fair” outcomes. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ethical foundations which underlie such efforts. Among the ethical perspectives that should be taken into consideration is consequentialism, the position that, roughly speaking, outcomes are all that matter. Although consequentialism is not free from difficulties, and although it does not necessarily provide a tractable way of… CONTINUE READING

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