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AI Needs More Why

29 Jun, 2020

The father of Bayesian networks and probabilistic reasoning, Judea Pearl, published his Book of WHY: The New Science of Cause and Effect last year to suggest that the future of AI depends on building systems with notions of causality. It may seem obvious...

Causal vs. Statistical Inference

17 Apr, 2020

Why is correlation not enough, or is correlation enough? The question bugging the scientific community for a century. A machine learning view on the subject. Causal inference, or the problem of causality in general, has received a lot of attention in...

An AI Pioneer Wants His Algorithms to Understand the ‘Why’

09 Apr, 2020

Deep learning is good at finding patterns in reams of data, but can’t explain how they’re connected. Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio wants to change that. “It’s a big thing to integrate [causality] into AI,” says University...

Introducing DoWhy

09 Apr, 2020

The human mind has a remarkable ability to associate causes with a specific event. From the outcome of an election to an object dropping on the floor, we are constantly associating chains of events that cause a specific effect. Neuropsychology...