The model has changed when the decisions it is used to make change. If the model 'reverses' and suggests doing the opposite/something different in every case from what it previously recommended, then it has 'completely changed'.

(This might be roughly the McNamara fallacy, of declaring that things that 'can't be measured' aren't important.)

EDIT: Also, if there's a set of information consisting of a bunch of pieces, A, B, and C, and incorporating all but one of them doesn't have a big impact on the model, but the last piece does, whichever piece that is, 'this metric' could lead to overestimating the importance of whichever piece happened to be last, when it's A, B, and C together that made an impact. It 'has this issue' because the metric by itself is meant to notice 'changes in the model over time', not figure out why/solve attribution.

ozziegooen's Shortform

by ozziegooen 31st Aug 2019127 comments