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Can Artificial Intelligence Really be “Explainable”?

I myself do epidemiologic research, which rarely calls for developing machine learning models. Instead, I spend my time developing logistic regression models that I have to be able to interpret for the broader scientific (and sometimes non-scientific) community. I have to be able to explain in some easy, risk-communication way not only the…

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Added by Monika Wahi on December 17, 2020 at 7:47am — No Comments

How do you know what independent variables to include in a regression model?

After a few biostatistics classes, I began fitting my first logistic regression model using my physician friend’s data on tumors excised from skin cancer patients. I realized that although we were very clear about the dependent variable we were trying to predict – a certain feature of the tumor – I really did not know how to pick the independent…

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Added by Monika Wahi on November 14, 2020 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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