October 09, 2022

A Differentiable Distance Approximation for Fairer Image Classification

In this work we propose a differentiable approximation of the variance of demographics, a metric that can be used to measure the bias, or unfairness, in an AI model. Our approximation can be optimised alongside the regular training objective which eliminates the need for any extra models during training and directly improves the fairness of the regularised models. We demonstrate that our approach improves the fairness of AI models in varied task and dataset scenarios, whilst still maintaining a high level of classification accuracy. Code is available at this https URL.

Full paper available here.