We address the problem of algorithmic fairness: ensuring that sensitive information does not unfairly influence the outcome of a classifier. We face this issue in the PAC-Bayes framework and we present an approach which trades off and bounds the risk and the fairness of the Gibbs Classifier measured with respect to different state-of-the-art fairness measures. For this purpose, we further develop the idea that the PAC-Bayes prior can be defined based on the data-generating distribution without actually needing to know it. In particular, we define a prior and a posterior which gives more weight to functions which exhibit good generalization and fairness properties.

Pac-Bayes and fairness: Risk and fairness bounds on distribution dependent fair priors

Oneto L.;
2019

Abstract

We address the problem of algorithmic fairness: ensuring that sensitive information does not unfairly influence the outcome of a classifier. We face this issue in the PAC-Bayes framework and we present an approach which trades off and bounds the risk and the fairness of the Gibbs Classifier measured with respect to different state-of-the-art fairness measures. For this purpose, we further develop the idea that the PAC-Bayes prior can be defined based on the data-generating distribution without actually needing to know it. In particular, we define a prior and a posterior which gives more weight to functions which exhibit good generalization and fairness properties.
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