AI & Fairness

AI & Fairness

AI & Fairness

We are building on AI2's expertise in NLP, computer vision, and engineering to deliver a tangible positive impact on fairness.


  • Nicole DeCario's Profile PhotoNicole DeCarioSpecial Projects
  • Measuring the Carbon Intensity of AI in Cloud Instances

    Jesse Dodge, Taylor Prewitt, Rémi Tachet des Combes, Erika Odmark, Roy Schwartz, Emma Strubell, A. Luccioni, Noah A. Smith, Nicole DeCario, Will BuchananFAccT2022 The advent of cloud computing has provided people around the world with unprecedented access to computational power and enabled rapid growth in technologies such as machine learning, the computational demands of which incur a high energy cost and a…
  • Gender trends in computer science authorship

    Lucy Lu Wang, Gabriel Stanovsky, Luca Weihs, Oren EtzioniCACM2021 A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Computer Science literature (2.87 million papers through 2018) reveals that, if current trends continue, parity between the number of male and female authors will not be reached in this century. Under our most…
  • Green AI

    Roy Schwartz, Jesse Dodge, Noah A. Smith, Oren EtzioniCACM2020 The computations required for deep learning research have been doubling every few months, resulting in an estimated 300,000x increase from 2012 to 2018 [2]. These computations have a surprisingly large carbon footprint [38]. Ironically, deep learning was…
  • Balanced Datasets Are Not Enough: Estimating and Mitigating Gender Bias in Deep Image Representations

    Tianlu Wang, Jieyu Zhao, Mark Yatskar, Kai-Wei Chang, Vicente OrdonezICCV2019 In this work, we present a framework to measure and mitigate intrinsic biases with respect to protected variables --such as gender-- in visual recognition tasks. We show that trained models significantly amplify the association of target labels with gender…
  • The Risk of Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection

    Maarten Sap, Dallas Card, Saadia Gabriel, Yejin Choi, Noah A. SmithACL2019 We investigate how annotators’ insensitivity to differences in dialect can lead to racial bias in automatic hate speech detection models, potentially amplifying harm against minority populations. We first uncover unexpected correlations between surface…
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Eric Horvitz

The hidden costs of AI

October 29, 2019
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The Efforts to Make Text-Based AI Less Racist and Terrible

June 17, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence Can’t Think Without Polluting

The Wire
September 26, 2019
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At Tech’s Leading Edge, Worry About a Concentration of Power

The New York Times
September 26, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis

September 16, 2019
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המחיר המושתק של בינה מלאכותית (The secret price of artificial intelligence)

August 12, 2019
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AI researchers need to stop hiding the climate toll of their work

MIT Tech Review
August 2, 2019
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Greening AI | New AI2 Initiative Promotes Model Efficiency

July 31, 2019
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