Transparancy requirements for algorithms and Ai, wishful thinking?

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Algorithms are the basic engine of AI and are increasingly supporting and channelling the outcome of deciscion making in all kind of different areas . Algorithms will drive many different applications, from industrial products to administrative and governmental decision making. This includes relevant legal decisions that will require information for data-subjects. The GDPR requires transparency of decision-making and explainability as well as information to the datas-subjects. In what respect and to what extent is this demand feasible? Must algorithms always be explainable or do we accept the black box to be black for different functionalities. Is a separate legal framework for algorithms necessary? It is not always necessary to know what is under the hood of the car to drive...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalJusletter IT
Issue numberMay 27
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2021


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