The First Step in Equitable Predictions

Heather Krause
4 min readOct 15, 2021

When we use data to predict something, there’s more than one way to improve the equity of that process. The one that we usually start with is setting a tolerance level for the gap between the group our predictive model works best for and the one it performs worst at. What do we mean by that?

The typical way that predictive models get improved is by measuring the prediction of each iteration of…

Heather Krause

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens.