10 From prediction to action

Supervised machine learning methods excel at predicting an outcome. But being able to predict an outcome does not mean we know how to change it, or that we should.

Joshua Loftus


Why did the model predict this outcome?

Why did this outcome occur?

Professional ethics

Why are we doing any of this?

(not active yet) Slides, notebooks, exercises

Slides for interpretation ([PDF])

Slides for ethics ([PDF])

Notebook for interpretation methods


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  author = {Loftus, Joshua},
  title = {machine learning 4 data science: 10 From prediction to action},
  url = {http://ml4ds.com/weeks/10-action/},
  year = {2021}