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Friday, July 14, 2017

Explanation Leading to Trust of Computers

Learning to explain.   Ultimately a very important topic.  Leading to trust.

AI Research Seeks to Grow Trust between Humans and Computers  By BU Today 

Researchers at Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley received a four-year, $7.55-million grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to find new ways of getting inside the "mind" of artificial intelligence (AI), creating a translation tool that explains its decision-making process to human users.

Getting feedback on why an AI device makes a particular decision could help improve its accuracy by giving opportunities for humans to offer small corrections.

In addition, it could increase the trust that humans put into a machine, making it a better collaborator on complex jobs.

All of the primary neural network's processing is devoted to solving its task. "That's why we want to use a second neural network that has access to that machinery and input data, and can learn to translate all that into a textual version that humans can understand," says BU professor Kate Saenko. .... " 

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