The Myth of Complete AI-Fairness

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12721)


Just recently, IBM invited me to participate in a panel titled “Will AI ever be completely fair?” My first reaction was that it surely would be a very short panel, as the only possible answer is ‘no’. In this short paper, I wish to further motivate my position in that debate: “I will never be completely fair. Nothing ever is. The point is not complete fairness, but the need to establish metrics and thresholds for fairness that ensure trust in AI systems”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Umeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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