Target Proxy vs. True Target of Interest Contrasting

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Target Proxy vs. True Target of Interest Contrasting[edit]

Control

If the Target Feature is a proxy (i) document and assess whether the true Target(s) of Interest correlate with protected attributes and classes, including through hidden systemic Variables as much as is reasonably practical; and (ii) document and assess whether the true Target(s) of Interest and the proxy Target Feature(s) correlate differently with the Model datasets. If true, take measures to mitigate this as much as is reasonably practical.


Aim

To (a) ensure that the Model design is oriented to the true Target(s) of Interest; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the lack thereof in the Product Lifecycle.


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