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Mining bias-target Alignment from Voronoi Cells
Despite significant research efforts, deep neural networks remain vulnerable to biases: this raises concerns about their fairness and limits their generalization. In this paper, we propose a bias-agnostic approach to mitigate the impact of biases in deep neural networks. Unlike traditional debiasing approaches, we rely on a metric to quantify "bias alignment/misalignment" on target classes and use this information to discourage the propagation of bias-target alignment information through the network. We conduct experiments on several commonly used datasets for debiasing and compare our method with supervised and bias-specific approaches. Our results indicate that the proposed method achieves comparable performance to state-of-the-art supervised approaches, despite being bias-agnostic, even in the presence of multiple biases in the same sample.