The Power of Knowing Why

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The Power of Knowing Why

Gaining insights from machine learning can be an invaluable new tool for a businessperson, technical decision maker, or researcher; it can also present new challenges. While machine-learning algorithms can reasonably predict outcomes when given new observations, as valuable as these predictions are, most algorithms can’t tell you the key factors associated with the failure of a manufacturing process, whether your loan approval algorithm is biased, or why the interaction of clinical and genetic factors results in different cancer outcomes.

How do you start to address a problem with hundreds, or even millions, of potential covariates when you don’t understand the key factors associated with an outcome? How do you gain insights into higher-order patterns?

We can do it, and we can tell you why.

Read the paper here.