Transparency, auditability, and stability of predictive models and results are typically key differentiators in effective machine learning applications. Patrick Hall shares tips and techniques learned through implementing interpretable machine learning solutions in industries like financial services, telecom, and health insurance.
Using a set of publicly available and highly annotated examples, Patrick walks you through several holistic approaches to interpretable machine learning. The examples use the well-known University of California Irvine (UCI) credit card dataset and popular open source packages to train constrained, interpretable machine learning models and visualize, explain, and test more complex machine learning models in the context of an example credit-risk application. Along the way, Patrick draws on his applied experience to highlight crucial success factors and common pitfalls not typically discussed in blog posts and open source software documentation, such as the importance of both local and global explanation and the approximate nature of nearly all machine learning explanation techniques.
Enhancing transparency in machine learning models with Python and XGBoost:
Increasing transparency and accountability in your machine learning project with Python:
Explaining your predictive models to business stakeholders with local interpretable model-agnostic explanations (LIME) using Python and H2O:
Debugging machine learning models for accuracy, trustworthiness, and stability with Python and H2O:
Patrick Hall is a senior director for data science products at H2O.ai, where he focuses mainly on model interpretability and model management. Patrick is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at George Washington University, where he teaches graduate classes in data mining and machine learning. Previously, Patrick held global customer-facing and R&D research roles at SAS Institute. He holds multiple patents in automated market segmentation using clustering and deep neural networks. Patrick is the eleventh person worldwide to become a Cloudera Certified Data Scientist. He studied computational chemistry at the University of Illinois before graduating from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.
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