Interpretable machine learning applications: Part 5

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In this Guided Project, you will:

 Be acquainted with the basics of the Aequitas Tool as a tool to measure and detect bias in the outcome of a machine learning prediction model.

Learn more about a real world case study, i.e., predictions of recidivism (COMPAS dataset), and how the prediction model may have been biased.

Learn a technique, which is largely based on statistical descriptors, for measuring bias and fairness for Machine Learning (ML) prediction models.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

You will be able to use the Aequitas Tool as a tool to measure and detect bias in the outcome of a machine learning prediction model. As a use case, we will be working with the dataset about recidivism, i.e., the likelihood for a former imprisoned person to commit another offence within the first two years, since release from prison. The guided project will be making use of the COMPAS dataset, which already includes predicted as well as actual outcomes. Given also that this technique is largely based on statistical descriptors for measuring bias and fairness, it is very independent from specific Machine Learning (ML) prediction models. In this sense, the project will boost your career not only as a Data Scientists or ML developer, but also as a policy and decision maker.

Skills you will develop

Software EngineeringArtificial Intelligence (AI)Data Science

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Setting up the stage

  2. First attempt and stage for detecting bias

  3. Second attempt and stage for detecting bias

  4. Third attempt and stage in detecting bias

  5. Visualisation: Final stage for detecting bias

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Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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