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Screening Off – The right answer for thinking about model bias

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   You can't use a protected variable in a model and you shouldn't use a proxy for it either. But how do you decide what's a proxy and what isn't given ...

December 20, 2019

By Gary Angel

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The Problem of Correlation: Why you don’t need to have a variable to use it

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   If a model didn't use gender as a variable, it can't be gender-biased...right? Totally wrong. Because correlations to protected variables are everywh...

December 18, 2019

By Gary Angel

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The Apple Card and Model Bias : It’s not so easy to tell if a model is biased

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Most people probably think it's a slam dunk to decide if a model is biased against a protected class. It isn't. Because age, gender and race are deep...

December 16, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Fixing Overly Tactical Metrics: Content Consumption Part II

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   If Views is overly tactical and encourages click-bait content, what's the right metric to replace it? Here are three strategies (all with relevance i...

December 2, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Missing the Forest While Counting Trees : Content Consumption and Tactical Metrics

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Game-ability isn't the only way metrics can go wrong. Sometimes, a metric's problems are revealed when it accomplishes exactly what you intended with...

November 25, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Gameable Metrics: College Board 2 : Students and Universities 0

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Not every metric that can be measured should be measured. Some metrics used as KPIs turn out to be easily gameable - resulting in an arms race to opt...

November 11, 2019

By Gary Angel

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After the Apocalypse: the Virtues of Cloud Infrastructure

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel   California got a little taste of life after the Apocalypse last week and boy did it suck. The latest Measurement Minute reflects on the virtues of ...

November 6, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Tackling Data Governance: Is it the Equivalent of Soviet-era Agriculture?

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   In another interview from the DA Hub, Matthew Wolf from Dignity Health joins the Minute. Since he was recently tapped to head-up a large-scale data g...

October 21, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Code that changed the world

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   I may be an analyst by day, but my secret super-hero identity is programmer-guy. Which is why I have to shout out a fantastic article on Slate - 34 l...

October 15, 2019

By Gary Angel

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