NeurIPS 2023
Workshop paper

Influence Based Approaches to Algorithmic Fairness: A Closer Look


Off-the-shelf pre-trained models are increasingly common in machine learning. When deployed in the real world, it is essential that such models are not just accurate but also demonstrate qualities like fairness. This paper takes a closer look at recently proposed approaches that edit a pretrained model for group fairness by re-weighting the training data. We offer perspectives that unify disparate weighting schemes from past studies and pave the way for new weighting strategies to address group fairness concerns.