Bugbears or legitimate threats?: (social) scientists' criticisms of machine learning?

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Social scientists increasingly criticize the use of machine learning techniques to understand human behavior. Criticisms include: (1) They are atheoretical and hence of limited scientific value; (2) They do not address causality and are hence of limited policy value; and (3) They are uninterpretable and hence of limited generalizability value (outside… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2623330.2630818
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@inproceedings{Mullainathan2014BugbearsOL, title={Bugbears or legitimate threats?: (social) scientists' criticisms of machine learning?}, author={Sendhil Mullainathan}, booktitle={KDD}, year={2014} }