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Counterfactual explanations: Can you get to the “ground truth” of black box decision making?
In 2014, Amazon developed a computer program to screen the résumés of job applicants. Applicants were scored based on a point system ranging from 1 to 5. A score of 1 meant they were not suitable for the job, whereas 5 indicated they were very suitable. It was quickly discovered that this algorithm was biased towards male applicants, so Amazon stopped using it. However, it is very likely that Amazon or other companies will use decision algorithms like this in the future.
We Turned Students into Teachers to Learn What Would Happen
What would happen if students designed their own courses? The Centre for Innovation wanted to see what insights students can bring into their curriculum. Three students have undergone a journey to design their own classes with support from our learning experience designers, Yentl Croese and Daniek Bosch.