Identifying bias when sensitive attribute data is unavailable: Geolocation in Mortgage Data

In our last post, we explored data on mortgage applicants from 2017 released in accordance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). We will use that data, which includes self-reported race of applicants, to test how well we can infer race using applicants’ geolocations in our effort to better understand methods to infer missing sensitive … Continue reading “Identifying bias when sensitive attribute data is unavailable: Geolocation in Mortgage Data”

A gentle introduction to algorithmic fairness

A gentle introduction to issues of algorithmic fairness: some U.S. history, legal motivations, and four definitions with counterarguments.

A gentle introduction to issues of algorithmic fairness: some U.S. history, legal motivations, and four definitions with counterarguments.