Regression Under Human Assistance

  title={Regression Under Human Assistance},
  author={Abir De and Paramita Koley and Niloy Ganguly and Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez},
Decisions are increasingly taken by both humans and machine learning models. However, machine learning models are currently trained for full automation—they are not aware that some of the decisions may still be taken by humans. In this paper, we take a first step towards the development of machine learning models that are optimized to operate under different automation levels. More specifically, we first introduce the problem of ridge regression under human assistance and show that it is NP… 

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