Bias in machine learning

By: ExpertAI

Bias in machine learning

Today, let's talk about bias in machine learning.

Bias in machine learning refers to the phenomenon where a model learns and perpetuates stereotypes or prejudices present in the training data. This can lead to unfair or discriminatory outcomes, such as certain groups being disproportionately impacted by the decisions made by the model.

One of the main sources of bias in machine learning is biased data. If the training data is biased, meaning that it does not accurately represent the real world, then the model is likely to learn and perpetuate those biases. For example, if a model is trained on data that is predominantly male, it may not perform as well on female-specific tasks.

To mitigate bias in machine learning, it is important to carefully select and preprocess the training data to ensure that it is representative of the real world and free from any prejudices or stereotypes. Additionally, it is important to test the model on diverse datasets and monitor its performance to ensure that it is not perpetuating any biases.

Overall, bias is an important consideration in machine learning, and it is crucial to take proactive steps to mitigate it in order to ensure that the models we build are fair and unbiased.

About

Irfan TOOR

Irfan TOOR is an Engineer (Civil + AI), and an Innovator, passionate about the Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Cyberspace and Cybersecurity.

He obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from UET (1993), and obtained his second degree of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence (Master 2) from OC (2023).

In his own words: "I love coding, optimizing and at times re-inventing."
— Irfan TOOR

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