ACM FAT* 2020 Tutorial

Translation Tutorial: Positionality-aware Machine Learning

Positionality is the social and political context that influences, and potentially biases, a person's unique but partial understanding of the world. Machine learning (ML) systems have positionality too, which is embedded through choices we make when developing classification systems and datasets. In this tutorial, we uncover positionality in ML systems with a focus on the design of classification systems, study the impact of embedded positionality, and discuss potential intervention mechanisms.


Trevor Deley IBM CAS, University of Ottawa

Emanuel Moss CUNY Graduate Center / Data & Society Research Institute

Christine Kaeser-Chen Google Research

Elizabeth Dubois University of Ottawa

Friederike Schüür Cityblock Health

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