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    The predictive reframing of machine learning applications: good predictions and bad measurements
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 12 (3): 1-21. 2022.
    Supervised machine learning has found its way into ever more areas of scientific inquiry, where the outcomes of supervised machine learning applications are almost universally classified as predictions. I argue that what researchers often present as a mere terminological particularity of the field involves the consequential transformation of tasks as diverse as classification, measurement, or image segmentation into prediction problems. Focusing on the case of machine-learning enabled poverty pr…Read more