Algorithms and Explanations

Innovation and Economic Growth and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

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  • New York University
    Lipton Hall (Apr. 27)
    108 West Third Street

    New York University
    Furman Hall, Room 216 (Apr. 28)
    245 Sullivan Street

  • New York, NY
  • April 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017
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Presented by the Information Law Institute at NYU


Explanation is a crucial aspect of accountability. By requiring that powerful actors explain the bases of their decisions, we reduce the risk of error, thus producing more socially desirable decisions. Decision-making processes employing machine learning algorithms complicate this equation. When and to what extent should decisionmakers be legally or ethically obligated to provide humanly meaningful explanations of individual decisions? Several TAP scholars will participate.


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