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What we'll do
Causal Inference: Tools & Commercial Applications
Causal inference techniques are generating interest right now, but it's often unclear when and how to apply them in industry. I'll start by introducing the basic concepts & formal tools of causal inference, and provide a set of example applications in advertising, medicine, user behaviour modelling, and more. In the second half of the talk I'll give a case study on algorithmic fairness in finance. I'll show how causal tools can be used to de-bias a discriminatory loan-granting algorithm, even if the training data has bias "baked in".