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FYI - Academy: Machine Learning Basics error

MarkPundurs
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FYI - Academy: Machine Learning Basics error

Dataiku Support has forwarded the following ticket to the Academy team:

Course module https://academy.dataiku.com/path/ml-practitioner/machine-learning-basics/546062 states that "Patient Number" is the most important feature in the model (at about 1:10 in the video). At a minimum, the feature needs to be renamed to better convey its meaning; if this feature is really just an ID as the current name suggests, then any predictive power is at best a proxy for some more meaningful variable (e.g., time since discharge, which would negatively correlate with probability of readmission). Suggesting that IDs should be used as features is a grave disservice to inexperienced modelers.

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SeanA
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Hi @MarkPundurs , we've logged this as something to look into. Thanks for flagging it for us.

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