Simplicity Creates Inequity: Implications for Fairness, Stereotypes, and Interpretability

@article{Kleinberg2019SimplicityCI,
  title={Simplicity Creates Inequity: Implications for Fairness, Stereotypes, and Interpretability},
  author={Jon M. Kleinberg and Sendhil Mullainathan},
  journal={Comparative Political Economy: Comparative Capitalism eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
  • Jon M. Kleinberg, Sendhil Mullainathan
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology
  • Comparative Political Economy: Comparative Capitalism eJournal
  • Algorithms are increasingly used to aid, or in some cases supplant, human decision-making, particularly for decisions that hinge on predictions. As a result, two additional features in addition to prediction quality have generated interest: (i) to facilitate human interaction and understanding with these algorithms, we desire prediction functions that are in some fashion simple or interpretable; and (ii) because they influence consequential decisions, we also want them to produce equitable… CONTINUE READING

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