The Apple Card and Model Bias : It’s not so easy to tell if a model is biased

By Gary Angel

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December 16, 2019

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel

 

Most people probably think it’s a slam dunk to decide if a model is biased against a protected class. It isn’t. Because age, gender and race are deeply embedded in our culture (and at least with the first two) our biology, they tend to correlate with all sorts of variables. Given those ubiquitous correlations, deciding what variable you can or can’t use is far from trivial.

 

 

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