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.
Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview
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.
Basic statistics, basic knowledge in machine learning and Python
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Setting up the stage
First attempt and stage for detecting bias
Second attempt and stage for detecting bias
Third attempt and stage in detecting bias
Visualisation: Final stage for detecting bias
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
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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