FORML: Learning to Reweight Data for Fairness

Machine learning models are trained to minimize the mean loss for a single metric, and thus typically do not consider fairness and robustness. Neglecting such metrics in training can make these models prone to fairness violations when training data are imbalanced or test distributions differ. This work introduces Fairness Optimized Reweighting via Meta-Learning (FORML), a training algorithm that balances fairness and robustness with accuracy by jointly learning training sample weights and neural network parameters. The approach increases model fairness by learning to balance the contributions…Apple Machine Learning Research