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Causal inference: from effects of interventions to learning and inference with partial observability.

Causal inference: from effects of interventions to learning and inference with partial observability.

This video was recorded at 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), Barcelona 2011. Establishing cause-effect relationships is fundamental to progress of empirical science. A general mathematical theory of causation which supports human causal intuitions is thus of utmost importance for formalizing and perhaps one day automating scientific inquiry. This tutorial will describe one such theory of causation, based on graphical models. The tutorial will consist of two parts. The first part will introduce graphical causal models as vehicles for expressing causal assumptions, and interventions as an operation formalizing the notions of causal effects and counterfactuals. Examples of using this framework to pose and answer practical causal questions in public health will be... Show More

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